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Sharks denounce judiciary charges

By Brent Read 25/08/2003 08:54:34 PM Comments (0)

Cronulla officials, still seething after Saturday night's debacle at Parramatta Stadium, have branded charges laid against three of their players by the NRL judiciary as outrageous and laughable.

Sharks coach Chris Anderson and general manager Steve Rogers met with NRL officials, including referees boss Robert Finch and chief executive David Gallop.

But that pow-wow did little to appease and their blood reached boiling point when the Sharks had three players, including captain David Peachey, charged by judiciary commissioner Jim Hall.

Anderson was stunned with the grade four careless high tackle charge directed at schoolboy Reece Williams, who was playing only his second match in the top grade.

Williams could face a two-week suspension, effectively ending his season.

"Three charges like that is a bit ordinary," Anderson said.

"It doesn't reflect well on the judiciary. What about the schoolkid getting a grade four.

"That's laughable."

Rogers also took the judiciary to task over a grade three contrary conduct charge laid against Peachey, who was sent off for the first time in his career by referee Shayne Hayne.

It's understood the charge related to allegations of abusive language as Peachey was sin-binned by Hayne.

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