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Cowboys forward avoids high tackle ban

  • Cowboys forward avoids high tackle ban

    TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: Ray Thompson (c) of the Cowboys celebrates after scoring a try with Ben Hannant, Gavin Cooper and John Asiata of the Cowboys during the round 13 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium on June 4, 2016 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

North Queensland's John Asiata has avoided suspension for a high shot on Manly's Brayden Wiliame during Monday's NRL clash in Townsville.

Asiata is charged with a grade-one careless high tackle from an incident during the first half of the Cowboys' 30-26 win over the Sea Eagles.

The back-rower will be free to play for the Cowboys in Sunday's game against South Sydney regardless of whether he pleads guilty to the charge.

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