Panthers stars cleared for NRL grand final

The Panthers are in the clear with the Match Review Committee, after James Fisher-Harris and Zane Tetevano found themselves in embroiled in contentious tackles during Penrith’s 20-16 preliminary final victory over the Rabbitohs.

Fisher-Harris was placed on report for a high shot on Tevita Tatola, while Tetevano was not cited but may have found himself in trouble with the MRC for a high tackle on Jed Cartwright.

Both avoided any charge, the NRL confirmed on Sunday, and are free to play in the grand final.

Having booked their tickets to the GF, setting up a blockbuster with the Melbourne Storm next Sunday, the loss of either stars would have been a huge blow for Penrith.

Penrith will sweat on the fates of Fisher-Harris and Tetevano. (Nine)

Sharks great Paul Gallen was more than convinced both Fisher-Harris and Tetevano would escape suspension, barring unforeseen loading or previous charges.

“The Zane Tetevano one, when I first saw it, I thought he might be in some trouble,” Gallen said.

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“But looking back on that there I think it might be a grade one at the most, which should just get a fine.

“Unless he’s got a big loading or he’s been fined a couple of times this year I think he’ll get away with just a fine, it won’t be much more than a grade one.

“It wasn’t a big swinging arm, he did get him on the nose but Cartwright definitely dropped down. He’ll be fined at most. I think they’ll all be okay.”

Rabbitohs fullback Corey Allan is facing one to two games out for a shoulder charge on Penrith winger Josh Mansour.

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