31 Jul 2012

Watmough faces two week NRL ban

5:52 am on 31 July 2012

The Manly second rower Anthony Watmough is facing a two match ban for a chicken wing tackle after being charged by the National Rugby League match review committee.

Watmough was handed a grade two unnecessary arm pressure/dangerous contact charge for his 39th minute tackle on the Warriors fullback Kevin Locke on Saturday night.

The 28-year-old will have until midday on Tuesday to fight the charge at the judiciary on Wednesday night - where he would face a two-match ban if he fights and loses.

An early guilty plea would rule him out for just this weekend's important clash with North Queensland.