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Cronulla backrower Paul Gallen has a nervous morning on his hands as he awaits today's findings from the NRL match review committee.
Gallen was put on report for a high tackle in his side's 12-2 loss to the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday night after catching winger Manu Vatuvei with a swinging arm. Any charge would see Gallen facing suspension with the in-form Shark already having 93 carry-over points to his name due to a prior indiscretion.
A ban of more than two weeks would also ruin his hopes of an Origin recall with the NSW team for final game in the series to be named tomorrow week. Sydney Roosters prop Nate Myles, who has already been banned twice this season, is expected to escape a charge over a lifting tackle in his side's 24-20 win over Penrith on Saturday night.
The charge sheet is expected to be released at midday today.
Bulldogs officials are today expected to complete an investigation into Ben Roberts after the New Zealand halfback was caught driving under the influence over the weekend.
Roberts was pulled over at 9.45am yesterday morning in Miranda in Sydney's south for a random breath test and blew 0.03, above the zero tolerance level for probationary drivers. He was charged with a low-range alcohol reading, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and failing to display his P-plates.
He will appear in Sutherland Local Court on July 12.
It is his second indiscretion in a month, demoted to premier league this week after he broke a team curfew on the club's away trip to Auckland two weeks ago. He signed a new two-year deal at the Bulldogs last week.