Canterbury back rower Josh Jackson is free to play in Origin III for New South Wales after successfully getting his dangerous throw charge downgraded by the NRL judiciary.Jackson was slapped with a grade-two dangerous throw on Penrith playmaker Jamie Soward in the first half of the Bulldogs' win over the Panthers on Saturday night.
He would have missed three weeks if his appeal was unsuccessful, but will now only miss the Bulldogs clash with Melbourne on Monday night.
Jackson expressed his relief at being cleared to play in the Origin series decider, but admitted he would need to improve his tackling to avoid a similar charge in the future.
"Yeah, it's never good to miss any footy or any Bulldogs games, but it's great that I have a chance to be selected again (for New South Wales)," Jackson said
"We obviously took the plea on a grade on charge, so it definitely wasn't a good tackle and I've been penalised for it by missing this week's game, so hopefully I can adjust my technique in the future.
"I was a chance to miss three games for the Bulldogs and a possible Origin game, so I was pretty concerned.
"But we looked at a few past videos and we were pretty confident, so now we're happy with the result."
Game three is at Lang Park on July 8.