The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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This week three players have raised the ire of the NRL judiciary, with Manly's Kane Cleal (son of Crusher) in line for the longest stretch on the sideline.
Cleal belted Bryce Gibbs of the Wests Tigers and has been slapped with a grade one reckless high tackle. Thanks to carry over points from prior offences, the Sea Eagle will find himself watching from the stands for five weeks if he takes an early guilty plea.
Scott Geddes from the Rabbitohs had a bad night. Not only did his team get beaten up but he caught Dragon Ashton Sims around the noggin and has a grade one careless high tackle charge to answer. An early guilty plea will also see him banned for one week because of prior offences.
Little known Matthew White of the Knights has a grade one reckless high tackle charge to answer for his indiscretion on Rooster-man Heath L'Estrange. This White Knight has never been before the judiciary and will escape punishment through an early guilty plea with a reduction in carry-over points if he does so.