The match review committee has accused Stephen Cricton and Daniel Tupau

NSW players Stephen Crichton and Daniel Tupau have escaped the ban after being accused by a match review committee following the State of the Origin opener incident.

Billy Slater’s first game as Maroons coach led to a crushing victory over NSW in Sydney, with Queensland holding on for a 16-10 win in a thrilling finish.

Blues debutant Cricton was reported for a lifting tackle on Cameron Munster in the second half, hitting the 21-year-old with a Grade One dangerous throw.

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With NRL’s new order expanding the grading system for representative games to avoid suspensions during the NRL season, Crichton will dock seven percent of his match fee as punishment, which comes to 1,050.

If he fights and loses the charge, he will be docked at 10 percent (1500), but Penrith will be available for Round 14 clash against the Knights.

Tupau was cited for dangerous contact with Patrick Carrigan in the second half for an incident and will be fined seven per cent of his match fee and will be able to stand in line for the roosters against Melbourne over the weekend.

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After the game, Slater confirmed that Storm star Javier Coates appeared to be ready for the side with an ankle injury, where Jeremiah Nanai is also suffering from leg problems.

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