Anthony Watmough’s bid to downgrade a grade two dangerous throw charge has been unsuccessful and he will miss the next four games through suspension.

Watmough fronted the NRL judiciary on Thursday night in a bid to get his dangerous throw charge on Nate Myles downgraded, however the unsuccessful challenge will see him miss four games for Manly, making him ineligible for the third game of the State of Origin series.

An early plea would have seen Watmough slapped with a three game ban, however the Sea Eagles backrower now won’t return until round 19 against St George Illawarra on Monday, July 21 at WIN Jubilee Oval.

Due to carryover points and loading, Watmough was going to miss three weeks minimum if he accepted a straight early-guilty plea, but he will now miss four weeks after being found guilty.