NRL comes down hard on Roosters star's hit

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Sydney Roosters hooker Sam Verrills is facing astatine slightest a week connected the sidelines for his deed connected Brian Kelly, contempt claims from rugby league icon Andrew Johns that the deed didn't adjacent warrant a penalty.

Verrills was deed with a people 2 careless precocious tackle complaint for the incident, which occurred successful the 36th infinitesimal of the Roosters' thrilling elimination last triumph implicit the Gold Coast Titans connected Saturday.

The people 2 complaint means Verrills volition request a palmy judiciary outing to beryllium escaped to play successful the Roosters' semi-final clash against Manly adjacent weekend.

However, an unsuccessful travel to the judiciary would mean Verrills misses 2 matches, including a imaginable preliminary last against Melbourne, should the Roosters qualify.

Titans centre Brian Kelly departs the tract with a trainer aft being deed precocious by Roosters hooker Sam Verrills. (NRL Imagery)

The Roosters person until noon connected Monday to participate a plea for the incidental involving the 22-year-old.

The judiciary complaint mirrored the fears of Johns, who believed the Roosters prima stood nary accidental of playing fixed the precedent acceptable by lucifer reappraisal decisions this season.

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"For maine it's not adjacent a penalty," Johns said connected Nine's coverage. "Brian Kelly's falling, Sam Verrills committed to the tackle, unluckily determination are collisions that are going to happen."

"But, if they're going to beryllium consistent, Sam won't beryllium playing adjacent week, due to the fact that they can't alteration the decisions they've made implicit the past period oregon two."

Viliame Kikau was deed with a good successful a nighttime to hide for the Penrith Panthers (Getty)

While Verrills is the 3rd subordinate to beryllium charged this week, helium is the lone 1 facing a ban, with Manly's Josh Schuster and Penrith's Viliame Kikau some handed fines.

Kikau was charged with a people 1 unsafe interaction complaint for a deed connected Jaydn Su'A successful the Panthers' qualifying last nonaccomplishment to South Sydney, and tin judge a $2150 good with an aboriginal blameworthy plea oregon a $2850 good if helium challenges the complaint and loses.

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Schuster was charged with a unsafe propulsion aft a tackle connected Melbourne halfback Jahrome Hughes successful Manly's Friday nighttime qualifying last loss.

He tin judge a $1150 good with an aboriginal blameworthy plea oregon a $1500 good successful the lawsuit of a failed judiciary challenge.

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