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Morley faces tribunal battle

By Darren Walton 23/06/2003 07:14:08 PM Comments (0)

Sydney Roosters hard man Adrian Morley has conceded he had a battle on his hands escaping suspension at the National Rugby League judiciary.

Morley was charged with a grade two careless high tackle on Wests Tigers prop Corey Pearson in the Sydney Roosters' 30-22 loss at Campbelltown Stadium and faces a possible two-game ban.

The Great Britain Test forward can accept a one-match suspension if he enters an early guilty plea, but his blemished record means he will miss two games if he unsuccessfully challenges the judiciary.

"It's very disappointing," Morley said.

"I didn't think there was too much in it, but looking at it on video there is something to answer to.

"We don't know yet what to do. We'll decide tomorrow and go from there."

Morley and Roosters coach Ricky Stuart studied footage of the incident and the tough back rower admitted he hadn't missed Pearson.

Asked if he thought he could beat the charge, Morley said: "I don't know. There's definite contact".

"We'll have a look tomorrow and see which is the best way to attack it."

The loss of Morley, at any time, would be a major blow for the premiers.

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