Raiders forward Hudson Young is facing a whopping seven game ban after being charged for an alleged eye gouge in Canberra’s tense win over the Bulldogs.
Young was hit with a grade three dangerous contact charge on the head or neck of Canterbury prop Aiden Tolman.
He will be banned for five matches if he accepts an early guilty plea, but faces missing seven matches if he fights the charge and loses at the judiciary.
The Raiders held on to beat the Bulldogs 12-10 at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night to consolidate their spot in the top eight despite missing State of Origin stars Jack Wighton, Nick Cotric, Josh Papalii and injured captain Josh Hodgson.
Young made his NRL debut back in round three and previously served an 18-month ban for a positive drugs test as a teenager.