Gerard Sutton puts Wade Graham on report  : NRL Rugby League, Cowboys V Sharks at 1300 Smiles Stadium, Townsville. Saturday 19th September 2015. Pic by Robb Cox © NRL Photos

ON REPORT | Graham charged

TUESDAY UPDATE: As expected, Wade Graham has today taken the early guilty plea on his grade two dangerous high tackle charge. 

In accepting the charge Graham will not miss a game at the start of the 2016 season however he will have 93 carry-over points which will be added to any subsequent charges. 



Report - Monday, September 21
Wade Graham has been charged for a high tackle on Justin O'Neil in the loss to the Cowboys on Saturday night. 

Graham was put on report for the incident, which occurred in the 52nd minute of the game, with the match review committee charging the Sharks backrower with a grade two careless high tackle. 

The grading attracts a penalty of 125 points, however only 93 with an early guilty plea, with Graham to be available for round one of the 2016 season should he decide not to challenge at a judiciary hearing. 

Were he to fight the charge and lose, under NRL rules Graham would not be able to serve the suspension in the trials and he would miss one game at the start of the 2016 season. 

The Sharks and Graham will consider their options with taking the early guilty plea the most likely outcome. 

Graham was the only player charged from the two finals matches on the weekend.