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Niukore charged by Match Review Committee

Parramatta Eels forward Marata Niukore was charged by the NRL Match Review Committee following the Blue & Gold defeat to the Melbourne Storm in the Qualifying Final at Suncorp Stadium last night.

Niukore was charged with a Grade 1 Crusher Tackle for a tackle on Storm forward Tino Faasuamaleaui in the 27th minute of the clash.

Niukore has entered an early guilty plea for the charge, meaning he will miss two weeks of the competition.

Storm hooker Cameron Smith was also charged with a Grade One Dangerous Throw on Dylan Brown in the 48th minute of the clash. He avoided suspension after entering an early guilty plea. 

Match Highlights: Storm v Eels, Qualifying Final