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Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday admits he has no idea how James Roberts will fare when he contests his contrary conduct charge, saying the NRL judiciarys had a funny year. Larry Allen Jersey .Roberts on Monday pleaded not guilty in a bid to be cleared to play in Friday nights sudden-death semi-final against North Queensland in Townsville.The strike centre was charged after kicking Gold Coast forward Ryan Simpkins as the two tangled in the play the ball during the Broncos qualifying final win over Gold Coast last week.Due to a previous offence, Roberts would have missed a game even with an early guilty plea to the grade one charge.Asked on Monday if Roberts could beat the charge, Thaiday said: Who knows with the judiciary system?It has been a funny year.Prominent players, coaches and administrators expressed concern over the systems perceived inconsistency following Canberra fullback Jack Wightons surprise exoneration last week.Many were left confused over what constitutes a shoulder charge after Wighton successfully fought a grade-two charge and escaped a four week ban.It was the latest in a string of incidents this season where the match review committee and judiciary appeared to be at loggerheads over penalties and even offences.Brisbane fullback Darius Boyd had his fingers crossed Roberts could beat the charge.You see it all the time, guys want to get a quick play the ball for their team and they react, Boyd said of the Roberts incident.It probably didnt look the best but it wasnt malicious - thats up to the judiciary to decide I guess.Centre Tom Opacic is on standby for Roberts.Jimmy has been great for us this year, we definitely need him, Boyd said of Roberts.But we have built a good culture at the club and guys like Jonus Pearson and Tom Opacic can come in and do a good job. 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Australias top stars insist Michael Cheika will reserve all his fury for his misfiring Wallabies -- not England boss Eddie Jones.Wallabies head coach Cheika has traded a clutch of verbal volleys with England counterpart Jones in the build-up to Saturdays Twickenham Test clash.Ex-Australia coach Jones lit the fuse by claiming Australia scrummage illegally, before Cheika struck back, asserting his old Randwick teammate has tarnished his reputation in his homeland.Taskmaster Australia boss Cheika has been tipped to focus on living up to his hardman reputation with his squad this week however, rather than waste time being wound up by Jones media tactics.Well you havent seen anything, if you reckon Cheiks fired up in a media conference, said Wallabies lock Rob Simmons, of Cheikas famous no-nonsense coaching approach.I havent really noticed any difference in his mood, because he gets stuck into us forwards every day.Australia botched a host of chances in Saturdays 27-24 defeat to Ireland in Dublin -- and fly-half Bernard Foley admitted those errors have left Cheika fuming, not Jones media volleys.I think Cheiks pretty fired up in every meeting we have with him, so theres not much change there, said Foley.Hes far more disappointed over the loss on the weekend.We watched the review yesterday and it wasnt that pretty. We left a lot of opportunities out there and left a lot of chances that we just didnt take.And that was the disappointing thing.It took us 35 minutes to get into the game. Against a quality side like Ireland you cant afford to do that.We created a lot of opportunnities and we didnt start playing footy until half an hour in, or that second half. Terrell Owens Youth Jersey. .So thats something weve addressed and have to be better at.When this sides playing good footy we match it with anyone in the world.But we have to do that for the full 80 minutes rather than just one half of rugby; thats not enough at this level.Its such a big occasion playing England at Twickenham, they are going really well, and its a great challenge for us. So thats where the excitement comes from.Playmaker Foley masterminded Australias 33-13 thumping of England that dumped the hosts out of the World Cup at Twickenham in 2015.Now the 27-year-old will be desperate to inflict yet more pain on England, especially after new boss Jones led his side to a three-nil Test series win in Australia in June.While Foley has rejected the idea of revenge for the Wallabies June humbling down under, he believes Cheikas side have matured since the summer series.A lot of guys were on debut or in Test footy for the first set-up back in June, said Foley, in a year where Australia have handed out 13 debuts.So just as a squad being able to gel real combinations, and just spend time together, thats been massive for us.This years been very character-building for this side, and I think thats shown.I think guys will walk away from this year having learnt a lot and will be far better in the future because of it.Weve matured a lot and now need to reap the benefits of that. 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