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Competition - NYC Premiership

Round - Round 05

Teams - Parramatta Eels V Penrith Panthers

Date - 3rd of April 2016

Venue - Pirtek Stadium, Sydney NSW

Photographer - Robb Cox

Panthers prop Sam McKendry will miss Sunday's showdown with the Sharks after being found guilty of contrary conduct by the NRL Judiciary.

The judiciary deemed McKendry's contact with referee Jared Maxwell during the win over the Roosters was sufficient for the charge to be proven.

The guilty verdict means McKendry receives a total of 150 penalty points and will serve a one match suspension.

An early guilty plea would have also seen the Panthers prop miss Sunday's match, due in part to 41 carry-over points from a previous high tackle charge this season.

Jeremy Latimore, who played for the Panthers in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW last weekend, is expected to step up in McKendry's absence.

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.