Matai facing two-match NRL ban AAP Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:51:44 http://www.nrl.com/newsviews/latestnews/newsarticle/tabid/10874/newsid/55813/manlys-matai-facing-two-match-nrl-ban/default.aspx Hard-hitting Manly centre Steve Matai is facing a possible two-match stint on the sidelines after being hit with two dangerous contact charges by the NRL judiciary on Monday. Matai was put on report for using his knees in a tackle on St George Illawarra five-eighth Jamie Soward just before half-time during the Sea Eagles' 48-18 defeat at Wollongong on Sunday. The New Zealand international was hit with a second charge relating to a grapple tackle in the second half. Matai, who had 20 carryover points for each offence, will miss two games - one for each offence - if he makes an early guilty plea. Dragons recruit Nathan Fien was also charged with a high tackle in the same game but will avoid a ban with the offence carrying 56 points with an early plea, and 75 if he opts to fight the charge and loses.