Graham not guilty of dangerous tackle

Wade Graham has been found not guilty of a dangerous tackle and has been cleared to take his place in the Sharks team to play South Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Friday night. 

Graham decided to challenge the grade one charge for a tackle on Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga in the second half of Sunday's game and the judiciary panel returned a verdict in his favour, meaning he escapes suspension. 

Had he been found guilty, Graham would have missed one game and accrued 40 carry over points. 

Only one week back after recovering from a hamstring strain, Graham will be relieved to be on deck for the Sharks on Friday.

Luke Lewis, who was also hit with a grade one dangerous tackle charge, similarly for a tackle on Ponga, took the early guilty plea.  With no loading or carry overs, Lewis will not miss a match.

Having the experienced pair of back rowers will bolster the Sharks side in the third v fourth clash on Friday.