'Lawyer' Cleary 'impresses' at NRL Judiciary

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Panthers hooker Api Koroisau failed successful his bid to person a one-match prohibition overturned astatine the NRL judiciary contempt an "impressive' defence from manager Ivan Cleary.

Cleary represented Koroisau connected Tuesday nighttime alternatively of a barrister successful a unsocial effort to assistance the No.9 bushed a contrary behaviour complaint stemming from past weekend's triumph implicit the Roosters.

Cleary impressed successful his endeavour to wide Koroisau for his engagement successful a scuffle with Roosters enforcer Jared Waera-Hargreaves.

Apisai Koroisau (Getty)

But contempt his efforts, it wasn't capable to person the three-man sheet of Ben Creagh, Bob Lindner and Dallas Johnson to acquit.

He volition present miss Friday night's clash with the Dragons astatine Suncorp Stadium.

Koroisau besides stressed to the sheet that determination was nary malice successful his action, rather, helium "just wanted to fto him (Waera-Hargreaves) cognize that what helium was doing – trying to prime connected a 19-year-old – wasn't on."

Warriors winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak successful enactment against the Sharks successful Round 17, 2021. (Getty)

Earlier, Warriors winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak besides failed to bushed a contrary behaviour complaint for kneeing Cronulla's Will Chambers successful the caput during a play-the-ball.

The one-game prohibition volition mean Watene-Zelezniak volition miss the accidental to observe his 150th NRL crippled against his aged club, the Bulldogs.

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