Wingham forward right for Group Three semi-finals

WINGHAM utility forward Michael Rees was this week cleared of a kneeing charge and will be available for the Group Three Rugby League semi-final series.

Rees was sent off by referee Barry Murray midway through the second half of the clash with Forster-Tuncurry.

The Tigers were leading 18-12 at the time but went on to win 26-12.

Rees pleaded not guility and faced a two match ban if this was unsuccessful. This would have ruled him out of the the last competition game and the opening match of the finals.

The judiciary viewed a DVD of the incident while Rees also received written support from Forster-Tuncurry second rower Luke Ross, the other player involved. The hearing lasted about half an hour.