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Sharks Chad Townsend faces five-week suspension for Kalyn Ponga shoulder charge – Wide World of Sports

Townsend set for lengthy stint on sidelines

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Cronulla Sharks star Chad Townsend is looking at a lengthy stint on the sidelines after being charged with a grade three shoulder charge on Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga.
In what was supposed to be a triumphant return from a five-week injury hiatus on Friday night, Townsend became the third player this year to be sent directly from the field during his side’s 38-10 loss to Newcastle.
Townsend can accept a three-week ban if he takes up an early guilty plea or he can challenge the charge, but ris…

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