22 Apr 2013

Former Kiwis prop first to be charged under new NRL rules

6:38 pm on 22 April 2013

The former Kiwi Fuifui Moimoi has become the first National Rugby League player charged following changes to the shoulder charge rule with the Parramatta prop facing a two-week ban.

The charge results from Moimoi's play on Samoan five-eighth Carlos Tuimavave while playing for Tonga in Saturday night's Pacific Test in Penrith.

The veteran front-rower will miss two games if he contests the charge and loses, but can reduce the ban to just one match with an early guilty plea.

The Warriors under-20's fullback Viliami Kaveinga was last week suspended for six games under the new shoulder charge rules.