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Round 19 charges
Props Shane Webcke and Mark O'Meley have been used as examples of how the NRL judiciary system is working after being charged by the match review committee today.
Brisbane prop Webcke faces one week on the sidelines for a grade one dangerous throw but will escape suspension with an early plea. And Bulldogs frontrower O'Meley will escape a ban even if he unsuccessfully fights his grade one careless high tackle charge.
NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley says today's charge sheet emphasises how clean judiciary records and low-level offences can see players avoid suspension.
His comments came just days after Annesley confirmed the NRL judiciary would be reviewed at the end of the year following Canberra skipper Simon Woolford's eight-match ban last Wednesday. Canberra is expected to learn today whether it has successfully sought leave to appeal Woolford's lengthy ban.