Ryan James: Free to play

Aquis Gold Coast Titans front rower Ryan James will take his place in the team to face the Newcastle Knights on Saturday after he was successful in having his Grade 2 careless high tackle charge downgraded to a Grade 1 careless high tackle by the NRL judiciary tonight.

James had faced the prospect of a week’s suspension had the original charge been upheld for a high tackle on James Tedesco last weekend at Campbelltown.