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."

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