June 24, 2024

The NRL’s match review committee has issued just one charge from Saturday’s games, citing young Penrith Panthers forward Liam Henry for a high tackle.

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Henry, expected to play an increasingly significant role in the coming seasons, received a Grade 1 careless high tackle charge for an incident involving North Queensland Cowboys’ second-rower Kulikef Finefeuiaki during the Panthers’ narrow victory.

This Grade 1 charge marks the first on Henry’s rolling 12-month record. He faces a fine of $1000 with an early guilty plea or $1500 if he chooses to challenge the charge at the judiciary and is unsuccessful.

Henry was the sole player placed on report during the Panthers’ clash with the Cowboys, and no other charges were issued by the match review committee.

In the earlier game, where the Brisbane Broncos dominated the Wests Tigers, the match review committee opted not to issue any charges.

Despite referee Grant Atkins and review official Peter Gough placing Brisbane Broncos centre Kotoni Staggs and Wests Tigers prop Stefano Utoikamanu on report during the game, no charges were issued by the match review committee.

Henry has until midday (AEST) on Monday to decide whether he will accept the early guilty plea or contest the charge at the judiciary. If he opts for a hearing, it could take place on Tuesday evening at NRL headquarters.

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