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Victor Radley Facing Six-Week Ban After Copping Double Sin-Binning

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Victor Radley Facing Six-Week Ban After Copping Double Sin-Binning

Victory Radley's NSW State of Origin hopes have taken a major dent after the Sydney Roosters enforcer was sin-binned twice in the 34-16 defeat at the hands of the Brisbane Broncos.

Radley was put on report four times during the upset loss and has now copped two charges from the match review committee.

The late hit on Broncos five-eighth Albert Kelly carries a one-game ban, while the high tackle on Tevita Pangai Jr would land Radley a three-match suspension with an early guilty plea.

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But if 'Victor The Inflictor' decides to fight the charges and ultimately loses, the bans will increase to a total of six games.

To put it simply, if he cops the four-game ban it means he would only miss Game 1 for State of Origin.

But if he loses his battle and cops a six-match suspension then it means he will miss the entire series for New South Wales.

Victor Radley. Credit: PA
Victor Radley. Credit: PA
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Either way, it's not good news for the Roosters or the Blues with both sides set to miss out on having one of the best ball-playing forwards at their disposal.

A total of 15 charges came out of the hard-fought game between the Roosters and Broncos, although Chooks head coach Trent Robinson admits Radley might need to adjust his approach to the game given the NRL's new crackdown on high tackles.

"As far as I know they aren't changing, so he is going to have to get it in check," Robinson said.

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"It's hard for those guys that want to create a physical contest.

"I think it is just trying to work out how to be physical in this game and you just can't go that high. You have just got to make sure you get it lower.

"I don't think it was intentional, obviously on any of those, but there were maybe four penalties for high tackles. It is hard for those guys who want to create a physical contest."

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Interestingly, the last NRL player to get sent for 10 minutes in the sin bin twice during a game was Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster back in the 2018 Grand Final.

But unlike Radley, the incidents involving Munster were far less questionable with one of his sin-binnings coming after he kicked Joseph Manu in the head while the Roosters centre was on the ground.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: nrl news, Brisbane Broncos, Sin bin, nrl, Australia, Sydney Roosters

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