Matt Lodge going through two-game ban for harmful sort out on Cameron Munster

Matt Lodge will miss the following two NRL rounds for Brisbane except he can beat a harmful contact cost. The prop was hit with a grade-two offence for taking out the legs of Melbourne five-eighth Cameron Munster after the No.6 kicked on the finish of first set of Thursday night time’s season opener at AAMI Park. With prior non-similar offences, Lodge’s sanction carries 280 demerit factors, which means he'll miss two matches no matter whether or not he pleads responsible or fights the cost on the judiciary and loses. The lack of the controversial ahead in opposition to North Queensland and St George Illawarra could be a harsh blow for the Broncos after the Melbourne loss. They’e already with out up-and-coming ahead Payne Haas who's serving an off-field suspension till spherical 5, whereas fellow center man Tevita Pangai Junior is fighting a hamstring harm and restricted to coming off the bench.