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Aussie star Bird faces Super League ban

03/08/2009 10:41:27 PM Comments (0)

Greg Bird faces a four-match ban after being charged with a reckless tackle while playing for Catalans Dragons in the English Super League.

Bird was put on report for a challenge on Celtic Crusaders prop Ryan O'Hara in the last minute of the Dragons' 34-0 win in Perpignan on Saturday.

The 25-year-old was charged with a grade C offence by the Rugby Football League's match review panel on Monday and will have his case heard by their disciplinary committee via a telephone link on Tuesday.

The former Cronulla Sharks player, who has also received a warning letter over a "leg drop tackle" on Celtic's Jordan James in the same match, was last month handed a minimum nine-month jail sentence for wounding his girlfriend but was released on bail pending an appeal.

His appeal against the conviction is due to be heard in Sydney on Wednesday and Bird is hoping to lead the Catalans in their re-arranged League match against Salford on Friday.

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