Josh Reynolds
Josh Reynolds

Josh Reynolds may miss Bulldogs finals run

CANTEBURY may have to make it to next month's NRL finals without NSW Origin five-eighth Josh Reynolds whose Suncorp Stadium brain snap against Brisbane at the weekend could sideline him for three of the Bulldogs' remaining four rounds of the minor premiership.

Reynolds was reported twice in the 41-10 loss and also sent to the sin bin late in the game for a high tackle on Alex Glenn.

The NRL's match review panel charged nine players with varying weekend offences.

Sharks forward Sam Tagataese's season looks over after incurring 630 points for his ugly lifting tackle on Warriors centre Dane Nielsen in the 50th minute of their 16-10 loss at Mt Smart Stadium.

Reynolds, meanwhile, copped a grade one dangerous contact with the feet charge for lashing out at Broncos forward Sam Thaiday in the 51st minute and also a grade two tripping charge for his attack on Ben Barba's legs before his high shot on Glenn.

Even if he takes the early guilty plea to both charges, he will still miss three games.

If he challenges the charges and fails he would miss four games.

There was also good and bad news for South Sydney with the review committee deeming prop George Burgess had used a chicken wing tackle on Manly centre Steve Matai, Even with an early guilty plea he will miss two games, including Thursday night's showdown with Brisbane.

Teammate Isaac Luke, charged with the same offence in the same fifth minute tackle on Matai, can take the early guilty plea, reducing his charge to 75 points, clearing him to play against Brisbane.

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