Storm's Asofa-Solomona facing NRL ban

Roosters' Victor Radley will fight a one-match ban for this tackle on Rabbitohs' Dane Gagai.
Roosters' Victor Radley will fight a one-match ban for this tackle on Rabbitohs' Dane Gagai.

Barnstorming Melbourne prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona is set to miss Friday night's NRL clash with South Sydney as he faces a one-match suspension for dangerous contact.

Adding salt to the wounds of the Storm's 22-6 home loss to Canberra, Asofa-Solomona was charged on Sunday with grade one dangerous contact on Raiders forward Dunamis Lui.

He will miss one match if he takes the early guilty plea or unsuccessfully contests the charge at a judiciary hearing.

Warriors forward Agnatius Paasi is also set for a game on the sidelines after being charged with dangerous contact on Dragons five-eighth Corey Norman during his team's impressive win on Saturday.

Paasi would usually escape suspension with an early guilty plea, but 90 carry-over points mean he misses a game if he does not successfully argue his case.

Norman himself can escape suspension with an early guilty plea after being charged with grade one dangerous contact on Warriors prop Isaiah Papali'i.

Sydney Roosters forward Victor Radley is to contest a one-match suspension for a dangerous throw when he appears at an NRL judiciary hearing on Tuesday night.

Radley has pleaded not guilty after being charged over a lifting tackle on South Sydney winger Dane Gagai during his team's 28-12 win over the Rabbitohs.

Radley would usually cop a fine for the incident, but carry-over points from last year means he would miss a game even with an early guilty plea.

Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has accepted a $1600 fine for a careless high tackle on Alex Johnston in the same match.

Wests Tigers forward Alex Twal has been slapped with a $1350 fine for contrary conduct, while teammate Oliver Clarke will also avoid suspension for grade one dangerous contact on Sharks lock Jack Williams if he takes the early guilty plea.

Melbourne prop Tino Fa'asuamaleaui can avoid miss suspension with an early guilty plea to a grade one dangerous contact charge on Canberra fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.

Australian Associated Press