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New South Wales prop Josh Perry is in danger of missing the second State of Origin game after being charged with two offences by the National Rugby League judiciary today.
Perry was charged with grade one striking and a grade one careless high tackle following incidents involving St George Illawarra captain Lance Thompson in Friday night's game between Newcastle and the Dragons at EnergyAustralia Stadium. Perry will only play in Origin II in Sydney on June 25 if he gets off on both charges.
If he is found guilty on either charge or enters an early guilty plea on either charge he will receive a one-match suspension due to 50 carry-over points from a previous offence this year. Unfortunately for Perry, he would not be able to count Newcastle's clash with Penrith this Friday as his match missed as he was already ruled out of that following his Origin selection earlier today.
Other players charged today were Melbourne forward Danny Williams with grade one striking, Sydney Roosters utility Stuart Webb with a grade one careless high tackle and North Queensland forward Chris Muckert with a grade one dangerous throw.