Barrett charged

Reports indicate that St George Illawarra Dragons captain Trent Barrett has been cited and will appear before the judiciary on a grade two head-slamming charge. Barrett was placed on report by referee Matt Cecchin for a head-slam on winger John Olzard in the 46th minute in Saints' 58-16 win over South Sydney in Wollongong yesterday.

NRL judiciary and match review commisioner, Jim Hall has issued the charge sheet today. If found guilty, Barrett will miss rounds 25 and 26, with Saints having a bye in round 24. Brisbane's Shane Webcke was also put on report for an almost identical incident in Auckland. He was charged with a 'grade one careless high tackle' which will see him escape suspension because of his previous clean record.

Also facing charges are Adam Muir (Souths, head-slam), Troy Wozniack (Wests Tigers, head-slam) and Darren Senter (Wests Tigers, kneeing).