He will miss the Dragons clash and next week’s match against South Sydney. Teammate Nathan Brown has also pleaded guilty to contrary conduct for pulling Jarome Luai’s hair and been fined $1800.

Ravalawa sent straight to judiciary for swearing

Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa has been referred straight to the judiciary for swearing at a match official and using the word “c—” during a NSW Cup match.

Ravalawa, who had been exiled from St George Illawarra’s NRL side for the past fortnight, will face a hearing on Thursday night as his path back to the top grade appears more clouded than ever.

The Fijian international, 26, faces a lengthy suspension for venting at a sideline official after the Eels were awarded a controversial late try in a reserve grade match in Wollongong on Friday night.

Matt Doorey’s four-pointer decided the result of the game despite protests from Dragons players the ball had been knocked from a kick, leading to Ravalawa approaching a touch judge as he stood behind where the try was scored to allow the conversion to be lined up.

Once told of the incident, the referee immediately sent Ravalawa from the field.

The Dragons’ top NRL try-scorer last season said sorry to the match officials after the game and issued a mea culpa.

Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa.

Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa.Credit: Getty

“I apologised after the game,” Ravalawa said. “It was not professional and I’m sorry.”

Broncos star Reece Walsh was banned for three matches last year after the NRL judiciary found he said the word “c—” to referee Chris Butler when questioning an on-field decision.

Ravalawa has scored 67 tries in 96 NRL games for the Dragons, but his future under Shane Flanagan is uncertain after losing his spot in the NRL side, which has scored back-to-back wins against the Panthers and Tigers.

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