Crusher tackle leaves Johns dumbfounded

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Rabbitohs forward Keaon Koloamatangi and Manly's Tevita Funa are both facing bans following last night's games.

Koloamatangi was charged for a crusher tackle by the match review committee in the Bunnies' loss to Penrith and faces a two-game suspension with an early guilty plea.

The Sea Eagles' Funa was cited for a shoulder charge, and with prior offences on his record, he faces a two-week suspension instead of one week on the sidelines if he enters an early plea.

Koloamatangi's tackle on Penrith's Brent Naden. (Nine)

Both players risk a three-match ban if they unsuccessfully fight the charge at the NRL judiciary.

League great Andrew Johns said he was dumbfounded by the decision to place Koloamatangi on report during Nine's coverage.

"I don't know what he's supposed to do," said Johns.

"He cannot disappear. I have not idea what Koloamatangi can do here.

"He gets him and then Naden turns and sits."

The incident added further debate to the attacking player's role in adjudicating crusher tackles.

Meantime, Panthers forward Scott Sorensen faces a $750 fine for a grade one dangerous contact charge for a late hit on Souths lock Cameron Murray in the second half of Penrith's 25-12 win over the Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium.

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