Wests Tigers' hopes of turning around a sluggish start to their premiership campaign have been dealt a blow with skipper Robbie Farah facing a two-week suspension.
Farah was charged with a grade two dangerous throw by the NRL match review committee following a tackle on Dragons counterpart Ben Hornby in the fourth minute of the Tigers' 36-12 loss on Friday night.
After dropping their last two games and with a mounting injury toll, the Tigers can ill-afford to lose Farah for any length of time.
They risk being without him for three games if they unsuccessfully fight the charge but may decide to front the judiciary to seek a downgrade.
Dragons forward Jeremy Latimore (careless high tackle) and the Storm's Todd Lowrie (dangerous contact) were also charged but will escape bans with early guilty pleas.