The Forbes Magpies will be without prop Aaron Wykamp for two testing Peter McDonald Premiership road trips after he pleaded guilty to a high shot charge.
Wykamp was put on report for a careless/reckless high tackle during the Magpies' 14-all draw with the Macquarie Raiders in round three.
Wykamp pleaded guilty to the charge last week and while he was successful in downgrading it to a Grade 1 offence he was still hit with a two-game ban at the judiciary.
Defending premiers Forbes are due to play away games against Wellington and Nyngan in the next two rounds, with both of those sides currently above the Magpies on the ladder.
Forbes and Western halfback Nick Greenhalgh is already sidelined with a hamstring injury but could return for the Wellington match.
Wykamp wasn't the only player suspended following round three, with Orange Hawks youngster Lachlan Lawson facing a week on the sidelines.
Lawson was hit with a Grade 1 dangerous throw charge and after pleading guilty he will miss Hawks' meeting with competition heavyweights Mudgee next round.
The suspension and clash with Mudgee comes after Hawks scored their first win of the season in round three.
Orange CYMS prop Cam Jones was also put on report last round but escaped suspension.
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