McGuire facing NRL ban for Maloney hit

Queensland back rower Josh McGuire is facing a one-game NRL ban for a late shot on NSW five-eighth James Maloney in Sunday's State of Origin clash.

Queensland back rower Josh McGuire is facing a one-game NRL ban for his hit on NSW five-eighth James Maloney in the dying seconds of Sunday's State of Origin clash.

McGuire has been slapped with a grade one dangerous contact head/neck charge for the 80th-minute tackle on Maloney in the 38-6 thrashing by the Blues at Perth's Optus Stadium.

Even with an early guilty plea, the fiery No.13 will miss North Queensland's clash with St George Illawarra on Friday.

Source AAP

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