Round 18 charges

Trent Barrett and PJ Marsh have been both charged by the NRL match review committee following a controversial incident at Parramatta Stadium on Friday night.

Marsh has been charged with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his high challenge on Barrett after the St George Illawarra captain had put in a clearing kick during a fiery clash with Parramatta.

Barrett must answer to a grade two striking charge for throwing a couple of punches at Marsh in retaliation. Marsh will escape suspension with an early guilty plea but Barrett will miss Sunday's match against Manly at Brookvale Oval if he does the same.

Cronulla prop Jason Stevens, Canberra hooker Simon Woolford and Sydney Roosters backrower Michael Crocker have been charged with dangerous throws. Even with an early guilty plea, Raiders skipper Woolford will miss six matches for his grade two offence.

Stevens and Crocker will each cop two-match bans if they submit early guilty pleas.

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