Broncos Shane Webcke has been cleared to take on the Canterbury Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium this Friday night after entering an early guilty plea to his charge to the NRL judiciary today.
The former Test prop was charged with a grade-one dangerous throw for a 66th-minute lifting tackle on Melbourne winger Jake Webster on Sunday.
Webcke faced one week on the sidelines but his clean judiciary record allowed him to escape suspension and take his place against Test forward Mark O?Meley who also entered an early guilty plea today to his grade one careless high-tackle.
Webcke?s availability means the Broncos are set take an unchanged starting team into this weekend?s round-20 match against the premiers.
Test star Brent Tate has been cleared to play but is unlikely to make his first appearance since spraining his ankle against Canberra in round 14 after being named eighteenth man.
Tate along with Brisbane Easts utility Darren Smith are the extensions to the four-man interchange bench which includes playmaker Berrick Barnes and forwards Corey Parker, Dane Carlaw and Neville Costigan.
Brisbane Broncos: Karmichael Hunt; Scott Minto, Justn Hodges, Shaun Berrigan, Leon Bott; Darren Lockyer (c), Brett Seymour; Tonie Carroll, Brad Thorn, David Stagg; Petero Civoniceva, Casey McGuire, Shane Webcke.Like