The Sydney Roosters have elected to enter early guilty pleas for Jake Friend, Angus Crichton and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves after they were cited by the NRL Match Review Committee following the Club's Round 1 match against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.
As a result, Angus Crichton will be unavailable for selection for the Roosters' Round 2 match against the Wests Tigers, while Friend and Waerea-Hargreaves have both accepted monetary fines.
Judiciary Charges Round 1 originally posted 14/03/2021
Following the Sydney Roosters Round 1 match against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Jake Friend, Angus Crichton and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves have been cited by the NRL Match Review Committee.
Jake Friend was charged with a Grade One Contrary Conduct Charge, resulting from an incident in the 12th minute against Martin Taupau. An early plea will see him receive a $1350 fine or an $1800 fine if found guilty on the judiciary panel.
Angus Crichton was charged in the 36th minute for a Grade One Crusher on Taniela Paseka. An early plea will see him receive 185 demerit points, and a one-week suspension, if found guilty he will accrue 245 demerit points, which will result in a two-week suspension. Should the Club fight the charge, Crichton will be free to play in the side's Round 2 fixture against the Wests Tigers.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was charged with a Grade One Contrary Conduct in the 44th minute against Curtis Sironen. With an early plea, he will receive a $1600 fine, and if found guilty, he will receive a fine of $2100.
The Club has until Monday at 12pm to enter their pleas.
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