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Melbourne backrower Michael Crocker will be hoping for some leniency from the NRL match review committee when it hands down its findings later today.
Crocker was put on report for a lifting tackle on South Sydney winger Luke MacDougall on Saturday night, with his hopes of representing Queensland in this year's State of Origin series in doubt as a result. The former Sydney Roosters second rower has a poor record at the NRL judiciary, with six charges in the last five years, including a lifting charge last season.
In other news, the Bulldogs have joined North Queensland, Melbourne and Newcastle in the NRL top four after coming from behind to beat the Sydney Roosters 30-14 at Aussie Stadium yesterday.
The Cowboys maintained first place on the ladder after bouncing back from consecutive losses to down Penrith on Saturday night, setting up a mouth watering clash against second placed Melbourne this weekend.
Last year's preliminary finalists St George Illawarra and Parramatta continue to struggle, the Dragons slumping to their fifth defeat of the season with 30-12 loss to arch-rivals Cronulla yesterday.
Premiers Wests Tigers got back on track with a much needed 24-18 win over Manly yesterday, a victory which kept the joint-venture club in touch with the top eight. In yesterday other match, Newcastle outlasted Brisbane 32-30 to leapfrog the Broncos into third spot on the ladder.
South Sydney remains winless for 2006 after being humbled 38-14 by the Storm on Saturday night.