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Gibbs to contest charge at NRL judiciary

25/08/2009 02:27:29 PM Comments (0)

Wests Tigers prop Bryce Gibbs is to risk an extended three week NRL suspension by challenging the grading of his dangerous contact charge.

But if Gibbs is successful at a hearing on Wednesday evening he will be free to continue playing in 10th-placed Wests Tigers' desperate bid for a finals berth over the remaining two rounds.

Gibbs was charged with grade two dangerous contact after catching Parramatta's Luke Burt in the back with his knee as the winger scored a try during the Tigers' 26-18 defeat last Friday.

He pleaded guilty on Tuesday but is contesting the grading which would have given him a two match ban if he'd forgone a hearing.

He will get three weeks out if he's unsuccessful but escape a ban if he can get it reduced to a grade one offence.

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