Cherry-Evans in the clear over alleged gouge
The NRL match review committee has cleared Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans of eye gouging in Friday night's match against the Newcastle Knights at Lottoland.
Cherry-Evans appeared to rake his hands across the face of Knights forward Jamie Buhrer in the final tackle of the game.
Buhrer, who is a close friend of Cherry-Evans, got to his feet and started rubbing his eyes after the incident.
Footage of the incident went viral on social media after the game, with expectations that Cherry-Evans would be facing a dangerous contact charge.
However, the match review committee studied the incident from several angles on Saturday and decided there was insufficient evidence to refer it to the judiciary.