Sydney Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will miss his side's crucial preliminary final clash against either Melbourne or Parramatta after being found guilty of tripping at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will challenge his tripping charge at the NRL judiciary in order to avoid a one-match ban following Friday's qualifying final.
Waerea-Hargreaves, who beat a high tackle charge at the judiciary last week, was charged with tripping Rabbitohs centre James Roberts in the 71st minute of the Roosters' 30-6 qualifying final victory on Friday night.
The base penalty for the charge is 100 points (one game), but Waerea-Hargreaves has loading and carry-over points from previous offences.
That leaves him with the option of taking the early plea for 120 points, or risk 160 points if he unsuccessfully challenges the charge at the judiciary.
A one-game suspension would rule the premiership-winning prop out of the Roosters' qualifying final. He will front the judiciary on Tuesday night.