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Roberts found guilty at NRL judiciary

  • Roberts found guilty at NRL judiciary

    BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - APRIL 07: James Roberts of the Broncos during the round six NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on April 7, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane have been struck a blow ahead of Friday's semi-final against North Queensland with flyer James Roberts found guilty of contrary conduct at the NRL judiciary.

Roberts was found guilty on Wednesday night of a grade-one contrary conduct charge for striking at Gold Coast's Ryan Simpkins with his feet, rubbing the star centre out of his side's must-win finals clash with the Cowboys.

The 23-year-old was charged for striking at Simpkins as he lay in the ruck during the Broncos' 44-28 win over Gold Coast and will be replaced on Friday night by rookie Jonus Pearson.

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