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Johnson, Gallen cleared to play in Test

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/05/2016 Matt Encarnacion

Paul Gallen is free to play in Friday's Test against New Zealand after being cleared of an elbow to the head of Kangaroos teammate Josh McGuire in Cronulla's NRL win over Brisbane.

While Gallen escaped sanction from the NRL match review committee on Monday, Sharks teammate Jayson Bukuya was hit with a 79th minute grade one shoulder charge on Broncos halfback Ben Hunt.

He faces two games on the sidelines unless he fights the charge and loses.

Kiwis and Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson is also free to play against the Kangaroos in Newcastle despite copping a grade one tripping charge on St George Illawarra hooker Mitch Rein.

A 75-point guilty plea will see Johnson appear against Australia.

Newcastle forward Korbin Sims stands to miss one game after being pinged with a grade two careless high tackle on Sydney Roosters winger Joe Burgess.

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