Rabbitohs prop Liam Knight.

South Sydney's Liam Knight and Storm prop Christian Welch are facing suspension over dangerous contact charges.

The NRL Match Review Committee announced four charges stemming from Saturday's matches, with Knight and Welch facing time on the sideline.

Knight will miss two matches if he pleads guilty to a grade 2 dangerous contact charge following an incident involving Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans.

If he challenges the charge at the judiciary and loses he will miss three games.

Unless he beats a dangerous contact charge a the judiciary, Welch will miss one match following contact with Sharks prop Andrew Fifita in the 38th minute of the match at AAMI Park on Saturday night. An unsuccessful trip to the judiciary would also result in a one-week ban.

South Sydney forward Cameron Murray can avoid suspension with an early guilty plea for a 69th-minute tackle on Manly five-eighth Cade Cust while Sharks halfback Chad Townsend has been given a fine for a contrary conduct charge.

If Murray elects to challenge the charge and loses at the judiciary he will miss one match.

Those charges came a day after Newcastle prop James Gavet was charged by the NRL match review committee in relation to a late tackle on Canterbury's Chris Smith.

Gavet is facing a dangerous contact charge for his hit on Smith in the 62nd minute of the Bulldogs' come-from-behind 20-14 win at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Gavet was placed on report by referee Matt Cecchin and sent to the sin-bin.

He will avoid suspension if he takes an early plea and risks a one-match ban if he challenges the charge and is found guilty.

 

Player Liam Knight
Club Rabbitohs
Time Minute of Match 29th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - Other
Charge Grade 2
Seven years incident free for discount No
Base penalty for charge 200
Early plea 225
Guilty 300
Prior similar offences in last 2 years (60% loading) 1
Prior non-similar offences in last 2 years (20% loading) 0
Carry-over points to be added 0
Misconduct on whom? Daly Cherry-Evans

 

Player Cameron Murray
Club Rabbitohs
Time Minute of Match 69th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - Head/Neck
Charge Grade 1
Seven years incident free for discount No
Base penalty for charge 100
Early plea 75
Guilty 100
Prior similar offences in last 2 years (60% loading) 0
Prior non-similar offences in last 2 years (20% loading) 0
Carry-over points to be added 0
Misconduct on whom? Cade Cust

 

Player Christian Welch
Club Storm
Time Minute of Match 38th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - Other
Charge Grade 1
Seven years incident free for discount No
Base penalty for charge 100
Early plea 112
Guilty 150
Prior similar offences in last 2 years (60% loading) 1
Prior non-similar offences in last 2 years (20% loading) 0
Carry-over points to be added 30
Misconduct on whom? Andrew Fifita

 

Player Chad Townsend
Club Sharks
Time Minute of Match 72nd
Charge/Incident Contrary Conduct
Charge Grade 1
Seven years incident free for discount No
Base penalty for charge $1500
Early plea $1150
Guilty $1500
Prior similar offences in last 2 years (60% loading) 0
Prior non-similar offences in last 2 years (20% loading) 0
Carry-over points to be added 0
Misconduct on whom? Felise Kaufusi

 

Player James Gavet
Club Knights
Time Minute of Match 62nd
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - Other
Charge Grade 1
Seven years incident free for discount No
Base penalty for charge 100
Early plea 75
Guilty 100
Prior similar offences in last 2 years (60% loading) 0
Prior non-similar offences in last 2 years (20% loading) 0
Carry-over points to be added 0
Misconduct on whom? Chris Smith