IT was Aidan Guerra's testimony for his Queensland teammate Justin Hodges which ultimately helped clear the star Broncos centre to play in this Sunday's grand final against the Cowboys.
Broncos fans collectively breathed a massive sigh of relief after Hodges was cleared to play in the premiership decider, in what could be his fairytale final game in the NRL.
Roosters forward Guerra admitted to the judiciary panel in Sydney that he jumped in a Hodges tackle during last Friday night's preliminary final in Brisbane, after Hodges was charged with a grade-one dangerous throw from the incident.
And Hodges was extremely thankful for this admission.
"I said 'if you don't want to come (to the judiciary) you don't have to come. This is what I felt happened in the tackle, and if you felt the same can you come and say that?'" Hodges said, discussing his conversation with Guerra before the hearing.
"And he felt the same, and that's the reason why he came.
"I'm just relieved that I get to finish with one more game."
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