MRP: Baker 12, Stevie J 4… yep, that’s weeks!

Wow! Steven Baker has been given 12 weeks by the Match Review Panel (guilty plea will cut it to 9) and Steve Johnson has been given 4 weeks (guilty plea will cut it to 3). Also, Cameron Mooney can cut a 3 week ban to two. Not looking good for any of those blokes!

Baker can accept a nine-week ban with an early guilty plea to all charges. Unless he chooses to contest the bans, the Saints’ best case scenario would see him return for week one of the finals series.

Johnson is facing a four-week suspension relating to two striking charges – against Baker – which can be cut to three weeks with an early guilty plea.

Mooney, who has also run foul of the Tribunal in recent years, can have a three-week ban cut to two should he plead guilty to striking Saint Jason Blake.