In what would be a blow for the Tigers side, lock Liam Fulton is in danger of missing the first round of the season after he was charged with a dangerous throw in the All-Stars game on the weekend.
The Grade 2 dangerous throw was decided upon by the NRL Match Review Committee for the dangerous tackle on Indigenous All-Stars captain, Jonathon Thurston, and as a result, he faces two weeks on the sidelines.
Should Fulton unsuccessfully contest the charge, then he faces and additional third week on the sideline, which would make rub salt into the wound.
With trial games allowed to count as part of the suspension, Fulton will miss the Tigers two remaining trials, meaning he will be free to play in Rd 1 against the Bulldogs.
Fulton may also get a reduced suspension, as NRL officials wait and decide as to whether or not Fulton is eligible for ths seven-year-incident-free discount.
Fulton was not the only player charged by the match review committee however, with Canberra’s Tom Learoyd-Lahrs also charged, as well as the Titans young gun Ryan James.
With an early guilty plea, TLL can avoid suspension and play in the Raiders next trial game, whilst James will most likely miss one game for a crusher tackle.