JWH charged with Grade 1 Reckless High Tackle

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has been charged, this morning; with a Grade 1 Reckless High Tackle by the NRL Match Review Committee after a hit on Manly prop George Rose.


The Kiwi international was sent from the field in last nights victory over the Sea Eagles in the 69th minute by referee Matt Cecchin following the tackle.


The base penalty of the charge is 300 points, which usually carries a two-match ban with an early guilty plea.


However three prior similar offences in the past two seasons means the New Zealand International was hit with a 150% loading to the original charge.


JWH will face five weeks on the sideline with an early guilty plea, or seven if he the charge is contested unsuccessfully.


If successful in fighting the charge, JWH will be free to play against the Cowboys on Saturday night in Townsville.


The three previous infringements include a Grade 3 Careless High Tackle on Paul Gallen on August 20, 2011 and two separate Grade 1 Careless High Tackle's on Sharks duo Ben Ross and Jeff Robson in the same game on July 9, 2012.


Waerea-Hargreaves will have 10 points subtracted from his final charge due to the equivalent minutes that he missed for being sent-off.


Jake Friend was also charged by the NRL Match Review Committee with a Grade 1 Careless High Tackle on Manly forward Brent Kite, however will be free to play against North Queensland this weekend.


The Club has until midday Wednesday, 15 May, to enter a plea