Wighton cleared of shoulder charge
Jack Wighton will be available for Canberra Raiders' NRL qualifying finals clash with Cronulla Sharks on Saturday after being cleared of a shoulder charge.
Wighton faced the threat of a four-match ban after he was cited for a hit on back rower Joel Edwards in a 52-10 drubbing of Wests Tigers last weekend.
The 23-year-old full-back pleaded not guilty and a three-man judiciary panel opted against imposing a suspension on Tuesday.
"It was good to get the result... I was [confident], everyone had a lot of faith and glad it's over now," Wighton said.
"I was [surprised I got charged], it was just one of them tackles that looked a bit worse than what it was but it was good to get the result.
"Very excited, it's been a little bit rough start to the week but can't wait to get out there and try to do the Raiders proud."