Jared Waerea-Hargreaves shortly after elbowing Chris McQueen. Photo: Dallas Kilponen
Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is set to miss Saturday night's qualifying final against Manly after being charged with grade one dangerous contact - forearm.
Waerea-Hargreaves was charged by the NRL match review committee over a 69th minute incident in last Friday night's 24-12 win over South Sydney when he raised his elbow as Chris McQueen came in to tackle him.
The base penalty for grade one dangerous contact is 100 demerit points but Waerea-Hargraves has 20 per cent loading and 18 carryover points from a high tackle on Manly's George Rose, which cost him a five match ban earlier this season.
The New Zealand forward has until noon Tuesday to enter a plea and will need to successfully challenge the charge at Wednesday night's judiciary to play against the Sea Eagles.
Wests Tigers backrower Ben Murdoch-Masala was the only other player charged from the final round of NRL matches but will escape suspension for a grade one careless high tackle on North Queensland fullback Matt Bowen.