Melbourne Storm five-eighth Scott Hill is facing at least a three-match ban for making contact with referee Jason Robinson during Sunday's NRL loss to Wests Tigers. And team mate Billy Slater is facing up to seven weeks on the sidelines after receiving a grade-five kicking charge for lashing out against Tigers forward John Skandalis during a tackle at Leichhardt Oval.
Slater will cop a six-match ban if he enters an early guilty plea because he still has 68 carry-over points to his name from a previous offence. Hill has been charged with grade-four contrary conduct by the NRL match-review committee after making contact with Robinson while remonstrating over a Tigers try early in the second half.
He will receive a three-week suspension for an early guilty plea, and four weeks if he contests the charge and is found guilty.
The pair were among nine players charged by the match review committee. The other charges are:
Anthony Laffranchi (Tigers) � grade two dangerous throw Jamaal Lolesi (Tigers) � grade two dangerous throw Brett Delaney (Eels) � grade one contrary conduct Chad Robinson (Eels) � grade two striking Paul Stringer (Eels) � grade one careless high tackle Justin Tsoulos (Eels) � grade two careless high tackle Simon Woolford (Raiders) � grade two careless high tackle