Brisbane Bronco's pair Petero Civoniceva and Andrew Gee have decided against fighting high tackle charges stemming from last weekend�s loss to the St George/Illawara Dragons.
Civinoceva took a two-week suspension and Gee also plead guilty but will attempt to have the charge downgraded.
The guilty pleas come as a surprise after both players and club boss Bruno Cullen earlier claimed they would fight the charges.
Civinoceva�s spot in the starting side has been taken by returning centre Brent Tate, forcing a re-shuffle which sees Tonie Carroll move to lock, Dane Carlaw move into the second row and Corey Parker mover into the prop forward position.
Origin five-eighth Ben Ikin is also back for this weekend�s winner take all clash with the Panthers, pushing utility Casey McGuire onto the bench.
Qualifying Final: V Penrith Panthers
VENUE: Penrith Stadium DATE: Sunday, September 14, 2003 TIME: 3.00 pm COACH: Wayne Bennett
TEAM: 1: Darren Lockyer 2: Craig Frawley 3: Brent Tate 4: Michael DeVere 5: Stuart Kelly 6: Ben Ikin 7: Shaun Berrigan 8: Shane Webcke 9: Michael Ryan 10: Corey Parker 11: Gorden Tallis (c) 12: Dane Carlaw 13: Tonie Carroll
(Two to be omitted)