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Glenn Stewart to fight NRL charge

26/05/2009 03:04:02 PM Comments (0)

NSW back-rower Glenn Stewart is to front the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night hoping to be cleared to play in the opening State of Origin clash a week later.

Stewart has pleaded not guilty plea to a dangerous throw on Gold Coast five-eighth Mat Rogers in Manly's narrow NRL loss to the Titans at Skilled Park on Sunday.

He is facing a one-match ban, which would rule him out of the Origin clash with Queensland at Etihad Stadium on June 3, unless he can beat the charge.

Stewart is the only player contesting his charge, with the six others charged all entering early guilty pleas.

Of those six, only two have received suspensions with Parramatta centre Krisnan Inu rubbed out for two games and Melbourne winger Anthony Quinn to miss the round-13 match against Brisbane.

Inu received a grade two charge for a dangerous throw in Friday's 16-all draw against South Sydney, while Quinn received a contrary conduct charge during the Storm's loss to the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Sydney Roosters forward Willie Mason (dangerous contact), Sea Eagles prop Jason King (dangerous contact), Canberra's Jarrod Croker (dangerous throw) and Wests Tiger Gareth Ellis (dangerous contact) all escaped suspension with early pleas.

Stewart will face the judiciary from 6pm on Wednesday night.

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