Star Titans back-rower David Fifita has copped a two-game suspension following an unsuccessful outcome at the NRL judiciary.
Fifita was unable to get his grade-two careless high tackle charge downgraded by the judiciary tonight, which means he will miss the Titans’ Magic Round clash with the Panthers on Sunday, along with the club’s May 22 encounter with Canterbury.
The 21-year-old was cited with a high shot on Wests Tigers playmaker Adam Doueih on Sunday. Fifita caught Doueihi high in the 79th minute of Gold Coast’s 36-28 win, which at the time resulted in the Queensland Maroons enforcer spending the dying moments in the sin bin.
Fifita could have accepted just a one-match ban had he opted to take an early guilty plea.
The Titans forward attended the hearing via video, with club advisor Mal Meninga representing him.
In other judiciary news, North Queensland forward Mitchell Dunn was hit with an increased fine of $2100 after he lost his challenge of a contrary conduct charge.
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