Welch avoids NRL charge for hit on Walker

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Christian Welch has avoided a charge for a hit on Sam Walker that had Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson fuming after Thursday night's heavy NRL loss to Melbourne.

The Storm and Queensland prop was also labelled careless in commentary for a shot on Walker in which Welch clashed heads with the teenage halfback as he was kicking, leaving him flat out on the turf.

The moment sparked a melee during the Roosters' 46-0 loss, while Greg Alexander said in Fox Sports commentary Welch should have more consideration for where he puts his head when attacking the kicker.

But the hit went without penalty, and the match review committee has sided with the match officials.

The Roosters have had more than their fair share of head injuries this season and while Robinson was reticent to bring more attention to another one, he was obviously unhappy.

"I didn't like that challenge the kicking one," he said when asked about the big knocks Walker copped in the loss.

"(Justin) Olam's was a real physical shot, when you're not looking and they come from a distance and get you, it definitely took the wind out of him.

"He kicked the ball, and he got hit in the head after he kicked the ball.

"Anyway, I'm sick of talking about Roosters players and head contact. I'm sick of talking about it."

Meanwhile, young gun Daniel Suluka-Fifita is facing a one-week suspension for his hit on Cameron Munster that saw him sin-binned on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old has been pinged for grade one dangerous contact and is facing a week whether he fights the charge at the judiciary and fails or accepts the early guilty plea.

Rooster prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was also fined $1900 for his part in a melee, where he threw Storm second-rower Felise Kaufusi after a scuffle broke out.

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