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Newcastle Knights prop Willie Mason will be sidelined for two weeks after taking the early guilty plea for a grade two shoulder charge on Broncos’ Corey Parker.

Mason risked a three week suspension if he challenged the charge at the judiciary and was found guilty.

It means he misses round eight against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs as well as the home game against the Penrith Panthers. Mason returns for round ten against the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.


EARLIER: Newcastle Knights forward Willie Mason has been charged with a grade two shoulder charge on Corey Parker in Friday’s game against the Brisbane Broncos.

Mason will miss two games with an early plea or three if he appeals and is found guilty. The Club will make a decision by noon on Tuesday.