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Manly prop Starling charged for high shot

  • Manly prop Starling charged for high shot

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Josh Starling of the Sea Eagles watches on from the bench during the round 21 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Newcastle Knights at Brookvale Oval on July 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Manly prop Josh Starling has been charged for a high tackle in Friday's loss to Parramatta, but will still be free to play in next week's must-win match against Canterbury.

The NRL match review committee slapped Starling with a grade-one careless high tackle for his 49th-minute shot on Eels forward Tepai Moeroa, who didn't return to the field after failing a concussion test.

The charge attracts only 75 base penalty points and 56 points with an early guilty plea, with either amount allowing Starling to take on the Bulldogs on Thursday.

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