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O'Meley accepts plea, to play NRL final

08/09/2008 04:16:06 PM Comments (0)

Sydney Roosters prop Mark O'Meley is free to play in Friday's NRL qualifying final against Brisbane after he accepted an early guilty plea to a high tackle charge.

O'Meley was charged with a grade one careless high tackle by the match review committee for his shot on St George Illawarra's Jason Ryles in the 11th minute of their game last Friday night.

The Roosters wasted little time in entering an early guilty plea to the NRL on Monday so former Test prop O'Meley can escape suspension and get on with preparations for the clash with the Broncos.

"We have just entered a guilty plea, it's only a grade one," said Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan.

O'Meley will, however, spend the rest of the finals series living on a tightrope as he has 95 carryover points from the charge.

Any indiscretion throughout the finals series, however minor, would see O'Meley banned for at least one game and possibly more.

Canavan said there was no thought of fighting the charge and risking an immediate one game suspension at the judiciary to reduce O'Meley's future carryover points.

"No, we just get on with life," he said.

There were no other charges from the final round of the NRL.

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