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Melbourne Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona, placed on report, late hit on Mitch Moses, Moses injured, news, judiciary charges, Match Review Committee

Hurricanes firebrand Nelson Asofa-Solomon’s late shot at Eels player Mitchell Moses was reported days after the Melbourne prop’s long rap sheet came under the microscope.

In Round 24, Asofa-Solomona narrowly escaped suspension for an ugly tackle on Roster young gun Joseph Sualei – prompting NRL360 co-host Paul Kent to label the match review committee as “callous”.

The 26-year-old faced 17 charges in his eight-year career, pleading guilty to 16 of them and spending just seven weeks out of harm’s way.

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Fox League’s Steve Roach described the umpires as “watching it” at the blown-out Melbourne enforcer at Combbank Stadium every time he touched the ball.

Andrew Voss of Fox League said: “Oh my God, Nelson beat Asofa-Solomona after they kicked him.

“Of course he’s going to punish him there, they were watching him,” Roach said.

“It’s a physical examination, at first glance it’s not a great treatment for my eyes,” said Voss.

“He took out half of that,” Roach said.

Fox League’s Lara Peet revealed the Els marque star had to be treated by club doctors as a result of the collision.

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“Some real concern, Mitch Moses is in the last game, with him the coach tied his hand very much, we know he has been out for a very long time with a finger injury,” Pitt said.

While the NRL was slammed last week for not slapping Asofa-Solomon with a suspension, the Kiwi international is unlikely to face charges in round 25.

Both Cooper Cronk and Greg Alexander were confident there was nothing in the fight to keep Asofa-Salomona out.

“It looked a little dramatic, a little late but there wasn’t much in it,” Cronk said.

Alexander said, “The connection, though impressive, was not high; it was not the part of the head of Moses that connected with Asaph-Solomon’s shoulder.”

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“It was a touch late but nothing, it’s on report but nothing to worry about.

Asofa-Solomona’s latest on-field incident comes days after The Daily Telegraph’s Buzz Rothfield revealed he wanted to “get the brunt” out of the NRL.

Rothfield said if the Melbourne prop had been penalized earlier in the season, he would have been less inclined to commit a bad game.

If you’re a repeat offender, you’ve dragged it out with the first one at the beginning of the year and you’re going to have a two-week holiday because you’ve got a list of early ones. I’m not sure he’s going to continue to play in the way he is,” Rothfield said on NRL 360 on Monday night.

“I don’t blame Nelson Asofa-Solomona, as much as I want to get the worst out of the game, if the rules were tougher he wouldn’t have done it.”

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