UPDATE: Maitland's Cooper Jenkins cleared to play after not guilty verdict at judiciary

Maitland Pickers forward Cooper Jenkins was cleared to play on Saturday by the NSW RL judiciary on Wednesday night.
Maitland Pickers forward Cooper Jenkins was cleared to play on Saturday by the NSW RL judiciary on Wednesday night.

UPDATE

Maitland Pickers forward Cooper Jenkins is free to play this weekend after being found not guilty by the NSW RL judiciary of a charge of making forceful and avoidable contact on Central playmaker Dylan Phythian.

It wasn't as good news for Pythian who was found guilty of making forceful contact to Maitland five-eighth Brock Lamb while he was in vulnerable position.

Pythian received a one-week ban and have 92 carry over point hanging over his head.

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Maitland forward Cooper Jenkins will front the NSW RL judiciary tonight to contest a charge of making forceful and avoidable contact on Central playmaker Dylan Phythian.

Jenkins faced a one week suspension whether he pleaded guilty or not, so will challenge the charge in the hope he will be free to play against Macquarie Scorpions on Saturday.

He will be joined by Pythian who is challenging a one-week ban for making forceful contact to Maitland five-eighth Brock Lamb while he was in vulnerable position.

Both charges came out of Saturday's encounter between the two teams at the Maitland Sportsground, which the Pickers won 34-0.

Kurri Kurri pair Lachlan Hill and Frank-Paul Nuuausala have both taken early guilty pleas to charges from the Bulldogs game against Lakes United on Saturday.

Hill was charged with lifting Lakes' Matt Cooper and placed him in a dangerous position.

Nuuausala was charge with making contact with Lakes player Sione Tuitupou Kuta's head.

They will both receive 75 carry over point.

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