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King to fight grading of High Tackle charge

Sea Eagles front-rower Jason King will front the judiciary tomorrow night in a bid to have his Carless High tackle downgraded.

King was slapped with a grade-two charge for his tackle on Tepai Moeroa in the 42nd minute of his side’s shock loss to Parramatta on Friday night.

If the club is successful in getting the charge downgraded, King will be allowed take the field in Manly’s final home game of the season.

Should he fight the charge and lose, the veteran forward will miss Sunday’s clash against the Panthers, before returning in round 26 to face the Cowboys in Townsville.

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Meanwhile, winger Jorge Taufua will escape suspension after taking the early guilty plea to a Dangerous contact charge for using his feet while trying to stop Parramatta centre Will Hopoate from scoring.