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Roosters want answers on Morley

By Brent Read 19/07/2004 07:50:16 PM Comments (0)

The Sydney Roosters reiterated their call for Adrian Morley to be treated like every other player in the NRL after their forward enforcer found himself in the judiciary's bad books again.

Morley will enter an early guilty plea to a grade one careless high tackle on Tuesday, sidelining him for two matches including the club's important round 21 clash with Melbourne.

It's the third time this year Morley has been guilty of a high tackle offence and the sixth time in the past two seasons.

As a result, what would normally be a one-week ban cost Morley two matches.

But the Roosters are standing by the Great Britain international and will seek an explanation from match review commissioner Greg McCallum in response to their belief that Morley is treated differently to other players in the premiership.

"We just want consistency and fairness in the system and the same microscope that is used on Adrian Morley used in all tackles," Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan said.

"We need an explanation as to how, in their view, Adrian erred here."

Roosters coach Ricky Stuart aired his concerns over the Morley situation on Friday night after the 27-year-old was placed on report for a tackle on St George Illawarra youngster Aaron Wheatley.

Stuart warned Morley could be forced out of the NRL unless attitudes towards the aggressive Englishman changed.

"If the attitude with Adrian Morley is the way it is at the moment, we're going to wipe this bloke out of the game and I think it's very unfair," Stuart said.

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