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UPDATE: Barnett found guilty

UPDATE: Mitch Barnett has been found guilty at the judiciary.

Barnett will be fined $1800 as a result and is free to play on Saturday.

EARLIER: nib Newcastle Knights forward Mitch Barnett has been cited by the NRL's Match Review Committee (MRC).

Barnett copped a Grade 1 contrary conduct charge for an incident in the 42nd minute of our clash with South Sydney.

Barnett has entered a not-guilty plea and will face the judiciary panel this evening.

Should he be found guilty, Barnett will avoid suspension and instead cop a fine, while a not-guilty verdict will see him avoid any punishment.

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