NRL panel of of former players find Siosuiua Taukeiaho not guilty for tackle on Nathan Cleary


It took the NRL judiciary panel just ten minutes to clear Roosters prop Siosuiua Taukeiaho after he was sent to League Central for his attempted tackle on Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary.

The Roosters were facing a meagre fine of just under $3000 if the enforcer was found guilty. Many in the game were happy the Roosters took the battle up to administration.

Tony Puletua, Sean Garlick and Bob Lindner went away for little more than ten minutes before returning with the not guilty decision.

NRL counsel Peter McGrath attempted to argue the tackle was careless and that Taukeiaho had time to withdraw from the contact despite Cleary slipping over in the wet conditions.

Meanwhile recently retired Blues great Boyd Cordner is set to present the team its jerseys ahead of Game II of the Series in Brisbane.

Related Posts