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Hearing still a chance this week: Gallop

By Laine Clark 26/07/2004 11:08:54 PM Comments (0)

NRL chief executive David Gallop has not ruled out controversial Melbourne Storm forward Danny Williams appearing before the judiciary this week.

Williams' striking hearing was adjourned until August 4 to consider further medical advice after the Storm argued the forward struck Wests Tigers backrower Mark O'Neill due to "post traumatic amnesia".

However, Gallop wants the case settled a week early on Wednesday to limit the growing hysteria over the Williams' "king hit".

Gallop on Monday night said there was "a chance" of the Williams case being heard by the NRL judiciary this week.

O'Neill is reportedly considering taking civil action against Williams when the 2004 season is over.

Williams - who can't play while the hearing is adjourned - was a frustrated spectator at Melbourne's last gasp 22-16 win over Parramatta at Olympic Park last Saturday night.

But the Storm faithful didn't forget the Melbourne hardman by brandishing several banners in support, including a "Danny Williams Cheer Squad" sign hung from the members terrace.

Meanwhile, fellow Storm forward Alex Chan faces up to six weeks on the sidelines after being slapped with a high tackle charge by the NRL match review committee on Monday.

Chan was charged with a grade one reckless high tackle for his hit on Parramatta backrower Nathan Hindmarsh during Melbourne's 22-16 win over the Eels last Saturday.

Hindmarsh was left dazed by the 50th minute tackle which was placed on report by referee Paul Simpkins.

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