The Panthers look set to function the cube on the judiciary on Tuesday evening in a bid to beat Viliame Kikau’s harmful throw cost and permit him to play within the preliminary last.

Kikau was charged by the match evaluation committee with a grade-one harmful throw on Roosters’ prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves within the eighth minute of the Panthers’ 29-28 win to achieve the second final recreation of the season.

Kikau has entered a plea of not responsible to a harmful throw cost which threatens to rule him out of the second final recreation of the season.

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NRL: Viliame Kikau and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves might come below scrutiny from the Judiciary, after each dedicated undisciplined acts.

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Waerea-Hargreaves was additionally charged by the match evaluation committee over a excessive deal with on Dylan Edwards, however shall be issued a effective and escape suspension.

The Panthers don’t have anything to lose by preventing the damaging throw cost given Kikau would nonetheless solely miss one recreation if discovered responsible.

The 25-year-old might have averted a suspension had he not had carry-over factors from a harmful contact cost from a deal with on Sharks half Braydon Trindall in Spherical 15.


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The Sydney Morning Herald reported the Panthers have approached excessive profile lawyer Nick Ghabar to deal with Kikau’s defence.

“He [Waerea-Hargreaves] positively went previous horizontal, however I assumed he did sufficient to get him out of that harmful place,” Panthers coach Ivan Cleary stated put up match.

“The issue with ‘Kiks’ is he’s so huge and he will get discriminated towards as a result of he’s so huge. Every thing he does seems to be worse.”

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