Sydney prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is set to miss his side’s home preliminary final after a trip on Rabbitoh James Roberts during the dying stages of the Roosters’ 30-6 win over South Sydney on Friday night.
Waerea-Hargreaves has been charged with a grade one trip, which would usually constitute just a financial sanction.
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However, given his record this season has been poor – he’s been convicted three separate times – he isn’t eligible for a fine, and will need to serve a week on the sidelines.
Weighting and his carry-over points mean he’ll miss the preliminary final, although there’s no danger of him missing the grand final should he fight the charge and lose.
Waerea-Hargreaves was charged with a high tackle in the final round of the season, but beat the case at the judiciary on Tuesday night which allowed him to face the Bunnies.