SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters looks on before the round 16 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Sydney Roosters at Bankwest Stadium on July 05, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Roosters have entered a Not Guilty plea after Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was charged by the match review committee.

Waerea-Hargreaves received a Grade 1 Tripping charge for an incident involving South Sydney's Rabbitohs player James Roberts in Friday night's clash.

If he is found not guilty, Waerea-Hargreaves will be free to play in the Roosters' preliminary final.

However, if unsuccessful, he will receive 190 points and be suspended for one match..

Waerea-Hargreaves's hearing will be heard at the NRL judicary on Thursday night.


  1. When Ian Schubert stepped down as the NRL Salary Cap Auditor he walked straight into a job with the Sydney Roosters.
    Is there any chance any of the current members of the MRC and judiciary get the same offer?
    Coincidentally the Chairman of the MRC is Michael Buettner, an ex North Sydney Bears player.
    North Sydney Bears are the roosters Canterbury Cup feeder club.
    Conflict of interest or more?
    Be your own judge.
    Get out of this one Hargreaves and that will sum it up for thousands of already disgruntled fans with the judiciary.

  2. Kev, love your sarcasm but only roosters fans will view your comment as serious.
    Here’s another one.
    Phil Gould said straight out after the game “he only stuck out little leg”
    That’s up there with yours.

  3. The chair at the judiciary has JWH written on the back of it.
    100% guaranteed will get 1 week.
    Take the heat off and leave it to the refs week 3 to cover his absence.

  4. Sure thing Woodhead.
    He clearly stuck his leg out tripped Roberts over. So he must be innocent.
    This rubbish about a trip not being that bad & it should be covered by fining those that do it. That a lot of the media go with. What if the trip causes a knee injury? It has done in the past.

  5. The roosters have requested the hearing be changed to Thursday.
    This will give them another 2 days to prepare their case with the following;
    1. Flying in a Nobel Prize winning expert on Physics from Nasa to explain to the principles of his book Accidental Leg to Shin Movements in Sport.
    2. Show that if the footage is sped up to x200 the incident is missed and therefore no point continuing.
    3. Argue that sticking out a leg to an opposition player is in minuscule compared to the very dangerous possible career ending act of hair pulling.
    4. 2 suspensions already this year to Josh Reynolds and James Maloney has reached the yearly quota for tripping suspensions.

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