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Roosters star to miss game after crusher tackle

Sydney Roosters backrower Angus Crichton is the lone man facing a stint on the sidelines after the first Super Saturday of the year.

Crichton was charged with a grade one crusher tackle on Manly forward Taniela Paseka, which was not penalised during the game.

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The incident passed without much commotion from either the players or commentators as Paseka stayed down grabbing his neck after the contact.

The Roosters would go on to win comfortably, 46-4.

Two others Roosters were charged in the game, but both will be hit with a fine. Jake Friend appeared to pull the hair of Martin Taupau early in the contest and was slugged with a $1350 fine, while Jared Waerea-Hargreaves took exception to a tackle from Curtis Sironen and was put on report after throwing an elbow towards the Manly forward.

He will pay a $1600 fine.

The only other charge from Saturday was on Warriors’ halfback Chanel Harris-Tavita, who tripped his former teammate Patrick Herbert and has been fined $1150.

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It was the only sour note of the afternoon for the Warriors, who comfortably held off the Gold Coast Titans in an impressive 19-6 win.

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