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Morley sent directly to NRL judiciary

24/07/2006 02:49:44 PM Comments (0)

Sydney Roosters prop Adrian Morley is facing a long suspension after being referred directly to the NRL judiciary on a striking charge by the match review committee.

Morley will front the judiciary on Wednesday night on the ungraded charge for a 67th minute incident in the Roosters' match on Saturday in which he allegedly kneed Bulldogs hooker Corey Hughes in the abdomen.

The direct referral means Morley has not been given the option of an early guilty plea which can reduce the length of a player's ban.

For Morley, who will join English Super League club Warrington next season, Saturday's 25-0 loss may have been his last match in the NRL.

The last player charged with a kneeing offence, Cronulla's Greg Bird, was banned for 10 matches.

In other judiciary news, Sharks hooker Kevin Kingston is set to miss one match after being charged with a grade one dangerous throw in his side's loss to Melbourne on Friday, and South Sydney centre Germaine Paulson can escape a ban with an early guilty plea after receiving the same charge for an incident in the Rabbitohs' defeat by Newcastle on Saturday.

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