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Keary high shot shouldn’t rub him out of grand final: Robinson

“If it’s consistent, it’d be pretty certain he’d be playing that’s week, that’s for sure,” Robinson said after his team’s win over the Storm.

The incident came moments after a fierce Kaufusi fend to Keary’s face, and the Roosters No.6 retaliated by pulling a chunk of the forward’s hair.

Combantants: Felise Kaufusi of the Storm tries to get free of Luke Keary.

Combantants: Felise Kaufusi of the Storm tries to get free of Luke Keary.Credit:AAP

Keary then had a second crack at Kaufusi, making contact with his face.

A heavy charge would have serious ramifications for Keary and the Roosters, who will advance to a grand final against Canberra with a victory over the Storm.

A grade-one careless charge would result in a fine, while a grade-two would attract 150 points and could rub him out of the grand final.

A grade-one reckless high tackle is 300 points.

“I actually feel really bad. I didn’t mean to knock him out or anything like that. I hope he’s OK. I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I hope he’s OK,” Keary said.

“I haven’t thought about consequences, but I just hope he’s OK.”

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Asked about the hair-pull, Keary said: ‘I think I was just trying to grab him. I don’t really want to joke about it until he’s healthy. But yeah, it is what it is.”

Keary was a strong contributor in the Roosters advancing to a second straight grand final, including putting up a bomb that resulted in the opening try.

The former Kangaroos star’s preparations for the game were hampered by a foot injury he picked up in their qualifying final win over South Sydney.

He aggravated it again against Melbourne, however the 27-year-old is confident of taking the field against the Raiders.

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“We knew I was always going to play. We just knew we had to manage it in a certain way,” Keary said of his preparation.

“And I knew the Thursday session I wasn’t going to do.

“I was just going to do some stuff on my own, which was just to keep the swelling down. Friday, did everything. It was a little bit sore out there, but nothing too bad.

“I’ll probably manage it a little bit at the start of the week. It pulled up pretty good so I should be fine to train most of the days.”

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