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Digital Image Grant Trouville  © : Jonathan Wright attacks : NRL Rugby League Round 24 - Cronulla Sharks v Canberra Raiders at Remondis Stadium Sunday the 24th of August 2014.

Sharks centre Jonathan Wright has taken the early guilty plea on a grade three dangerous throw charge and will miss the final two games of the 2014 season.

The tackle in question was made on Raiders centre Jarrod Croker in the 62nd minute of the match, with Wright being handed a three match suspension. He faced up to five games on the sidelines if he challenged and was unsuccessful in his appeal.

The early plea attracted 393 points, meaning he will complete his suspension in round one of the 2015 season. A guilty verdict after a judiciary challenge would have mean't a 525 point penalty and an extra two matches out of the game.

The Sharks and Wright strongly considered challenging the grading however after much deliberation decided to accept the charge.

Carry-over suspensions cannot be served in trial matches and Wright will miss round one next year.

The loss of Wright comes at the worst possible time for a Sharks team down on numbers due to the massive injury toll and the unavailability of a handful of players as a result of the ASADA findings.

The Sharks travel to Townsville next Monday to take on the North Queensland Cowboys. 

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