Roosters pair dodge NRL charge sheet

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Roosters pair dodge NRL charge sheet

Sydney Roosters pair Dylan Napa and Kane Evans have been left off the NRL match review charge sheet despite being on report for incidents that prompted Trent Robinson’s Anzac Day tirade.

Napa was in trouble for a late shot on St George Illawarra hooker Mitch Rein, while Napa came under review for a high shot on Taane Milne late in the match.

However neither player has a case to answer for after failing to draw a charge on Tuesday, with prop Sam Moa the only Rooster to be sanctioned from the game.

He can escape suspension with an early guilty plea.

Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson faces at least two weeks on the sideline for his grade two careless high tackle on Aidan Guerra in the first half in the same game.

Brisbane forward Adam Blair will fight his dangerous contact charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night, in a bid to be available for the Broncos’ blockbuster with Cronulla on Sunday.

Blair would have missed the match had he taken the early guilty plea for the hit which left South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds with a suspected broken jaw.

If he is unsuccessful in beating the charge, he will still only miss the one game and be available for New Zealand in the mid-year Test if he is selected.

Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs will be without Paul Carter for Thursday night’s game against Wests Tigers after the back-rower accepted an early guilty plea for tripping.

The news is better for halfback Reynolds, who, provided he overcomes the jaw injury, is free to play on Thursday after pleading guilty to a contrary conduct charge for touching referee Jared Maxwell.

Brisbane forward Joe Ofahengaue will also be available to play this weekend after accepting the early guilty plea for a careless high tackle on Carter.

Newcastle prop Sam Mataora is the only other player on the charge sheet, slapped with making dangerous contact on Manly flyer Tom Trbojevic that could result in a two game ban.

He’ll cop one with an early guilty plea.

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