Taylor to miss first State of Origin with match suspension

Dave Taylor of the Gold Coast Titans.
Dave Taylor of the Gold Coast Titans. Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

TITANS prop Dave Taylor is set to miss another State of Origin match because of suspension.

The big Queenslander can accept a two-match ban with an early guilty plea after he was charged with dangerous contact for a late tackle on Broncos halfback Peter Wallace on Friday night.

That would rule him out of Origin I on June 5 because he would be suspended when the team is named after this weekend's games.

Taylor of course could opt to fight the charge, but would face three weeks out if he lost.

He missed the series decider back in 2011 after pleading guilty to a dangerous throw charge while playing for South Sydney.

Bulldogs centre Krisnan Inu faces another stint on the sidelines this season after being hit with a grade-two dangerous contact charge.

In his first game back after serving a five-game ban for a dangerous throw on Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis, Inu has been charged with making dangerous contact - unnecessary leg pressure - on Newcastle winger James McManus on Sunday.

Inu will spend two weeks out if he makes an early guilty plea, but also faces three weeks on the sidelines if he fights the charge and loses.

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