Kennedy guilty of reckless tackle

New South Wales second rower Ben Kennedy has been ruled out State of Origin Three after he was found guilty of a grade one reckless high tackle at the Australian Rugby League judiciary.

Kennedy was suspended for four matches after failing to have the charge downgraded.

The Newcastle forward was charged after a tackle on Queensland prop Steve Price in the 25th minute of last night's interstate match at Telstra Stadium, won 27-4 by the Blues.