Brisbane livewire Tevita Pangai jnr's season could be over after he was stung with a grade-two dangerous contact charge following his side's Friday night win.
Pangai jnr and Broncos teammate Jake Turpin are both facing suspensions for their dangerous shots on Panthers duo James Maloney and Dylan Edwards respectively, with Pangai jnr's coming in the final minute of their crucial 24-12 home victory.
With three regular-season games to play, Pangai jnr is set to miss four games even with an early guilty plea, while Turpin would miss two with an early plea.
It is Pangai's fourth charge in the last two years, with those carry-over points adding up to a maximum of five weeks on the sidelines if found guilty.
His absence would be a bitter blow for the Broncos, who have breathed life into their season with tough wins against North Queensland and the Panthers in the last fortnight.
Turpin's swinging arm on a sliding Edwards in the first half earned him a stint in the sin-bin but could cost him more, just as the utility had become comfortable alongside Darius Boyd in a new-look halves combination.
He faces a three-match ban if found guilty.
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