Tom Trbojevic jokingly suggested his brother Jake buy a lottery ticket after being cleared to play for Manly against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
The rugged forward attracted a grade one charge for his tackle on Storm fullback Jahrome Hughes at AAMI Park but escaped suspension with an early guilty plea.
"Hopefully he wins and gives me some," Trbojevic said with a smile, adding that he feared his older sibling would spend a week or two on the sidelines.
That decision came after Canberra's Nick Cotric received three weeks and Warriors Issac Luke is facing a two-match ban for dangerous throws in ecent weeks. The latter two tackles attracted higher gradings from the match review committee.
"Look it was a good result. It was a tackle that did go a little bit wrong but it's great we get him back this week," Tom said at Sea Eagles training on Tuesday.
"He was a little anxious about it because he's obviously got no malice in him. He knew the circumstances ... so he was disappointed at the thought he might miss a bit of footy.
"Fortunately for him and us he got a grade one so he gets off with an early plea."
Tom didn't want to step into the debate of how three lifting tackles were handled so differently.
"I'm not sure how the match review committee does those gradings. But I initially thought he'd [Jake] miss a game or so. But it's good that he hasn't," he said.
"The committee obviously has a check-list or procedure they follow ... but I thought compared to the others it wasn't as bad."
Skipper Daly Cherry-Evans said players never intentionally put an opposition attacker into those positions.
"And we all know with Jake he certainly wasn't trying to intentionally hurt anyone," Cherry-Evans said.
"It's nice to see Jahrome get out of that without any injury and that was reflected in the grading. There was no malice, no injury, it was just an accident."
Cherry-Evans had a simple answer to the question of whether fans felt confused by the judiciary decisions.
"The only fans who are disappointed are non-Manly fans. You take the good with the bad and in this situation, I felt it was fair," he said.
Tom Trbojevic knows his brother's value to the Sea Eagles. He made 69 tackles in the golden point 11-10 win over Storm. Back-rower Kenny Bromwich was Melbourne's best with 43.
"I don't know how he played 90 minutes for us in the middle on the weekend," Tom said.
"He made 60-odd tackles. I don't make that many in my career and he's doing it in one game. That sums up how important he is for us.
"He's super-human in some of the stuff he can do."