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Morley awaiting news on high shot report

13/03/2006 06:06:18 AM Comments (0)

Sydney Roosters prop Adrian Morley faces a nervous wait to see whether he will have to front the NRL judiciary over his controversial shoulder charge in the 40-22 win over Souths.

Morley was reported for the shot on Rabbitohs halfback Ben Walker early in the second half which helped spark his team's come-from-behind win.

Roosters coach Ricky Stuart made an impassioned plea on behalf of his star forward, asking the media not to crucify Morley before the match review committee has a chance to make a ruling.

"This was an accident, there was no intention there whatsoever," Stuart said.

"I just hope that it's not an Adrian Morley bash-up again.

"There was a number of those (tackles) last year and we were showed them at the coaches conference and all the coaches agreed upon it.

"It was an accident, he slipped into it, he wasn't swinging his arm and it was his shoulder. There are a lot of points there pointing towards a bloke who accidentally made contact with the head."

Premiers Wests Tigers also have anxious wait with star five-eighth Benji Marshall expected to get a better idea of how long he will have to sit out with a fractured cheekbone.

Marshall suffered the injury in the Tigers' 24-15 win over St George Illawarra on Friday night and underwent x-rays at the weekend.

Marshall could miss between four to six weeks and Tigers medical staff will have more information on Monday.

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