NRL match review throws book at Latrell

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Souths star Latrell Mitchell faces a season ending 6-9 week ban after a high shot that left Roosters star Joey Manu badly injured.

Mitchell was charged with a grade two reckless high tackle which means the Rabbitohs star faces six weeks on the sidelines with the early plea and nine if found guilty at the NRL judiciary.

With just one round to go of the regular season and then four weeks of NRL finals, Mitchell's season is over unless he decides to fight the charge.

Manu suffered a depressed fracture of the cheekbone in the incident that overshadowed the Rabbitohs' thumping 54-12 win over the Roosters.

Mitchell was sin-binned and put on report for the tackle that sent his former clubmate to hospital.

Mitchell sent for ten after the heavy clash with Manu. (Getty)

With four prior offences in the past two years, Mitchell was always going to be in trouble.

The Souths star was suspended earlier in the season for four weeks for a grade two dangerous contact charge.

Rabbitohs teammate Liam Knight is facing a ban of 2-3 matches for making dangerous contact with Roosters prop Siosiua Taukeiaho, while Roosters forward Fletcher Baker is facing a 1-2 week ban for a crusher tackle.

Warriors prop Matthew Lodge is also facing a 1-2 week ban after being charged with dangerous contact over a tackle on Raiders forward Joseph Tapine.

The match review committee handed out fines to the following players: Roosters forwards Isaac Liu (careless high tackle), Egan Butcher (dangerous throw) and Souths centre Dane Gagai (contrary conduct).

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