10 Sep 2009

Blair beats charge at NRL judiciary

6:32 am on 10 September 2009

Melbourne's NRL finals hopes have been boosted after the Stoprm's Kiwis prop Adam Blair was found not guilty of a grade one dangerous contact charge at the NRL judiciary.

The incident took place during the Storm's 30-0 victory over the Warriors in Auckland on Saturday when Blair tackled Warriors skipper Micheal Luck.

Blairw as in danger of missing tomorrow'ss finals clash with Manly after being charged on Monday.

But his barrister Geoff Bellew argued successfully that the incident was accidental.

The decision is a huge relief for Melbourne, who have already lost front-rowers Matt Cross and Sika Manu to injury.