THE Brisbane Broncos will fight the charge against centre James Roberts at the NRL Judiciary.
The Broncos will today plead ‘Not Guilty’ on a Grade One Contrary Conduct charge from an incident involving Titans’ replacement Ryan Simpkins on Friday night.
Although the lowest grade of charge, Roberts would miss one game anyway with an early guilty plea, because of points loading from a previous offence.
A guilty verdict from the NRL Judiciary panel or an early guilty plea will still only cost the centre a one week suspension.
The Broncos are aiming for a not guilty plea to have Roberts free to play in the elimination Semi-Final against the Cowboys in Townsville on Friday night.
The judiciary hearing is likely to be tomorrow night.
2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series – Week 2
1st Semi Final: THIS Friday 16 September, 7.55pm – 1300Smiles Stadium, Townsville
NRL: North Queensland Cowboys (4th) v Brisbane Broncos (5th)
NYC U20s: North Queensland Cowboys v Wests Tigers, 5.15pm
2nd Semi Final: THIS Saturday 17 September, 7.40pm – GIO Stadium, Canberra
NRL: Canberra Raiders (2nd) v Penrith Panthers (6th)
NYC U20s: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v Sydney Roosters, 5pm
2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series – Week 3
1st Preliminary Final: Friday 23 September, 7.55pm – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
NRL: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (3rd) v Winner: Cowboys v Broncos
NYC U20s: St George Illawarra Dragons v Winner: Sharks v Roosters, 5.15pm
NYC U20s: Penrith Panthers v Winner: Cowboys v Wests Tigers, 2.55pm
2nd Preliminary Final: Saturday 24 September, 7.40pm – AAMI Park, Melbourne
NRL: Melbourne Storm (1st) v Winner: Raiders v Panthers
Tickets for Week Two Finals go on sale to:
– NRL Club Ticketed Members at 10am TODAY Monday 12 September
– NRL Club Non-Ticketed Members at 4pm TODAY Monday 12 September
– General Public at 10am TOMORROW Tuesday 13 September.
Fans will be able to purchase a limited number of NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series tickets from $20 for NRL Club Ticketed members and $25 for the general public.
For more information please visit: www.nrl.com/tickets