Junior Paulo faces up to nine weeks suspension for Ballin tackle

Trouble brewing: Parramatta back rower Junior Paulo (pictured in pre-season trial against Penrith) faces up to a nine-week suspension for a dangerous throw on Matt Ballin. Picture: Getty Images
Trouble brewing: Parramatta back rower Junior Paulo (pictured in pre-season trial against Penrith) faces up to a nine-week suspension for a dangerous throw on Matt Ballin. Picture: Getty Images

Parramatta’s comprehensive round one victory over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles could be soured by a lengthy ban for Eels forward Junior Paulo. 

Paulo is facing up to nine weeks on the sidelines after being charged with a grade-three dangerous throw by the NRL match review committee.

Paulo was sanctioned for his tackle on Manly's Matt Ballin in Friday's 42-12 win and will serve a seven-week ban if he takes the early guilty plea.

However, if he fights the charge and loses it will be a nine-week stint on the sidelines for the back-rower. 

The match review committee is already being kept busy, with Paulo just one of nine players to be charged in round one. 

Paulo is not the only player in trouble from Friday nights’ game, with Manly's James Hasson facing a two-week suspension for dangerous contact against former teammate Anthony Watmough. 

This story Paulo faces lengthy ban for dangerous throw first appeared on Parramatta Sun.

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