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Thompson hit with third high tackle charge

  • Thompson hit with third high tackle charge

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Joel Thompson of the Dragons watches on during the round nine NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on May 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra forward Joel Thompson has been charged for his controversial high shot that broke Blake Austin's nose in Thursday night's golden point win over Canberra.

Thompson is facing at least one week on the sidelines after being stung with a grade one careless high tackle by the match review committee on Friday.

The tackle went unpunished by the referees during the game and then wasn't reviewed by the bunker, a week after NRL coaches moved to limit the bunker's involvement in live play.

The NRL also confirmed on Friday that the MRC will release a charge sheet within 24 hours of completed matches, effective immediately.

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