The NRL is set to come under fire for the inconsistencies that have sidelined a Canberra Raiders rookie and again spared a State of Origin star.
All eyes will be on NRL head of elite football Graham Annesley on Tuesday as controversy swirls around the match review committee's treatment of eye-gouges.
Annesley will front up at Rugby League Central on Tuesday afternoon and North Queensland forward Josh McGuire's latest alleged eye-gouge will likely be high on the agenda.
The Cowboys star is facing a $4500 fine for raking his hands across the face of Manly's Dylan Walker over the weekend - just weeks after he escaped suspension for an eye-gouge on Cameron Munster.
The fine lightens McGuire's back pocket but frees him to play for the Queensland Maroons as they look to secure the State of Origin series on June 23.
Meanwhile, lesser-known Raiders forward Hudson Young is midway through serving a five-game suspension for an eye-gouge on Canterbury forward Aiden Tolman.
The hefty suspension raised plenty of eyebrows in rugby league circles, especially given McGuire did not miss a game for his effort earlier this season.
Now the repeat offender, who has four prior similar offences to his name, is set to escape another ban to leave former NSW Blues enforcer Mark Carroll crying foul about a State of Origin conspiracy.
Young on the other hand, will be resigned to a place in the grandstand when the Raiders meet the Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium on Thursday night.
His absence will be a cruel blow for the Raiders in a game key forward Ryan Sutton believes will be won up front with the Sharks boosted by the brilliant return of Wade Graham.
"He's a great player, and we've got great players against him. That's all we've got to focus on, ourselves," Sutton said.
"We're really looking forward to this challenge. I know from past experience they are a physical side, I played them for WIgan in the World Club Challenge.
"They come at you, they don't take a backward step, and that's going to be a great challenge for us. We've just got to look at each game as it is, this is another step in the right direction for us.
"We've just got to our middles are on, because they've got a great middle pack, and we've not got long to prepare for this week."
Sutton is coming off his best game in lime green and hopes the Raiders can continue to build on an impressive start to the season in which their defence is second only to perennial powerhouse Melbourne.