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Rabbitohs captain Bryan Fletcher has been called into the New South Wales State of Origin squad after Newcastle prop,Josh Perry, entered early guilty pleas for two judiciary charges. Fletcher will join the New South Wales squad immediately . Newcastle coach Michael Hagan has given Perry two days off training after the prop plead guilty to a grade one careless high tackle and a grade one striking charge from Friday night win over the St George Illawarra Dragons.
"I'm absolutely shattered", Perry said after entering the plea. "I had one of the best weeks of my life last week it's the sort of thing you play football for, and now I will be watching from the sideline."
"I will be doing my best in the next couple of games for Newcastle to make sure I'm picked for Game 3," he told League Correspondent.
Perry's decision to enter an early guilty plea for both charges earned 67 demerit points per charge plus he had 50 carry over point from a previous offence, meaning he had allotted 184 demerit ? more than enough for a one match suspension.