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Sin Bin sufficient for Matamua

Wests Tigers rookie Justin Matamua has no case to answer after being sinned binned less than five minutes into his NRL debut on Saturday night.

Matamua binned on debut

The NRL issued an empty charge sheet from the match on Sunday morning, meaning Matamua will be free to play against the Panthers next weekend.

The Campbelltown junior was given his marching orders after a shoulder charge on Parramatta half Mitchell Moses, just four minutes into his first ever appearance. It was deemed that the tackle was late, with Matamua failing to wrap his arms.

The softly spoken teenager – who had a 30-strong group of family and friends there to watch - was apologetic has he left the field.

Zane Musgrove and Eels forward Nathan Brown were also placed on report for high tackles but have also escaped without charge.

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