James Maloney's hopes of retaining his jumpers from NSW's country of origin are almost exhausted after he was accused by the NRL review committee.
Penrith and Maloney had poured salt into their wounds after the 30-10 battle in the Warriors' hands when veteran No. 6 was accused of a late strike by Cody Nikorima.
Malone was charged with a dangerous first degree crime and faced a one-week ban.
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If he fails to deal successfully with the prosecution in the judiciary, it means he will miss West Sydney's derby next Thursday against Parramatta and will not play until NSW coach Brad Fitler read his country for Origin I on Sunday week.
Maloney would have been free to play next week if it was not his bad record, with a similar previous crime in the past two years, which means he was stung by 20% of the load.
Malone was quoted for Nickorima's second half, where the 5th-Eight Wars were thrown into the back after he had transferred the ball.
Maloney and Panters teammate Nathan Claire was out of shape, and their country fought at 2-8 at the bottom of the ladder, while Luc Keary, Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker made compelling cases for calls.
At the same time, Warriors striker Agnatius Paasi is also ready to miss a week for Brian Too's dangerous toss.