Munster escapes with another fine for kick

Cameron Munster has avoided suspension despite being charged twice this week for kicking.
Cameron Munster has avoided suspension despite being charged twice this week for kicking.

Cameron Munster has escaped with another fine after he was charged for the second time in a week for kicking an NRL opponent.

The Melbourne and Queensland five-eighth was fined $1150 for kicking NSW forward Liam Martin in Wednesday night's State of Origin but has copped the same grade one contrary conduct charge for a separate incident on Sunday.

His fine increases to $1700 for kicking Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in Sunday's 42-16 victory in Gosford.

It puts the Maroons star on thin ice with the match review committee over the coming weeks.

Should he be charged again he will automatically face a suspension having exhausted his two chances for monetary punishment.

"He has to rein it in a lot," said Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Sunday's win.

"You just can't do that. He just needs to cut that out of his game."

Meanwhile, Parramatta winger Maika Sivo is facing a two-week suspension for a grade two careless high tackle on Wests Tigers centre Adam Douiehi.

With an early guilty plea Sivo can accept a one-match ban, but if he fights the charge at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night he risks a fortnight on the sidelines if he loses the case.

Eels forward Isaiah Papali'i was luckier, copping a $1150 fine for contrary conduct on Luciano Leilua.

Australian Associated Press