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Boyd Cordner is free to play this weekend after successfully challenging a grade one striking charge at the NRL judiciary tonight.

Cordner was charged following an incident in the 55th minute of last Friday nights win over the Eels.

Roosters Chief Operating Officer Football, Brian Canavan, spoke with following the hearing and when asked why the Club chose to challenge the charge he said: We were of the opinion that there wasnt sufficient force to warrant a charge.

Boyd is a player with a very bright future, and a part of our leadership group and what we would say is a model player for our game and Clubs future.

Ahead of this Sundays clash with the in-form Warriors, Cordners inclusion is undoubtedly a bonus for Trent Robinsons side.

Boyd is just one of those players that does so much unseen work that for him to not be playing would have left a fair whole and it will give our team a lot of confidence with him running out in the No.13 jersey, said Canavan.

Following the hearing, vice-captain Cordner was clearly pleased with the result.

Im over the moon with the outcome and really happy to have had a fair hearing and now just pumped to play the Warriors this Sunday.

Asked about the challenge that lay ahead for he and the side this Sunday, Cordner said: Theyre on fire at the moment and were definitely going to have to lift if were going to come close to competing with them.

And, what if another scuffle breaks out?

Ill be staying well away, said Cordner, smiling.
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