13 Jun 2013

Cordner beats fight ban at NRL judiciary

5:54 am on 13 June 2013

Sydney Roosters backrower Boyd Cordner is free to face the Warriors on Sunday after beating a striking charge at the National Rugby League judiciary on Wednesday night.

Cordner threw a flurry of punches at Parramatta forward Matt Ryan during the second half of the Roosters' win on Friday night.

He was hit with a grade-one striking charge by the NRL match review panel on Monday and faced a one-match ban.

It was the second good piece of judiciary news for the third-placed Roosters after Sonny Bill Williams took the early plea on a grade-one high tackle on Ryan, also leaving him free to play the New Zealand side.