Bailey not guilty of biting

The NRL judiciary tonight found St George Illawarra Dragons front rower Luke Bailey not guilty of a biting charge.

The NSW rep forward was cited to appear before the judiciary following an incident in last Friday's Knights v Dragons match where Newcastle forward Josh Perry claimed that he had been bitten on the arm by Bailey. Perry immediately withdrew his allegation but the matter was put on report by referee Paul Simpkins.

The Sydney Telegraph then ran a campaign to have Bailey brought to account and last Monday, NRL judiciary commissioner Jim Hall referred the matter to tonight's hearing.

Bailey's not guilty verdict will see him free to take the field for this Sundays match against the Northern Eagles.