8 Sep 2008

O'Meley charged for high tackle but can escape ban

6:38 pm on 8 September 2008

The Sydney Roosters prop Mark O'Meley has been charged with a high tackle but can escape an NRL match revew committee ban with an early guilty plea.

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

An early guilty plea would see O'Meley attract 95 penalty points and escape a one-week suspension, clearing him to play Brisbane in their qualifying final on Friday night.

However any further indiscretions by O'Meley this finals series would result in at least a one match ban and possibly more due to the carryover points.

The Roosters can choose to fight thecharge but would risk a one-match ban if he is found guilty by a judiciary panel. There were no other charges from the final round