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Ear victim hopes judiciary bites back

25/08/2010 04:31:29 PM Comments (0)

Wests Tigers forward Jason Schirnack is hoping the rugby league player who chomped on his ear will be suitably punished at the NSW Cup judiciary.

Schirnack has opened up about the horrifying incident which has North Sydney winger Mitchell Stevens facing a year-long ban from the game when he fronts the judiciary next Wednesday night.

Mitchell had been due to front the judiciary on Wednesday night, but the case has been adjourned for a week.

The league fraternity has been stunned by the actions of Stevens, with the 22-year-old accused of biting off part of Schirnack's ear during a wild brawl between the Tigers and North Sydney last Sunday.

Bears officials have reportedly already sacked Stevens over the disturbing incident, which was referred directly to a judiciary hearing.

Schirnack was left reeling from the fight and soon realising he had lost a chunk of his ear.

The 21-year-old left the field for treatment and later came back on, before he was sent off for a high tackle.

"I was involved in a bit of biff with the guy and we started wrestling on the ground," Schirnack told Rugby League Week.

"Other players came running in and, as we were wrestling on the ground, he took a chunk out of my ear ... I couldn't believe it.

"It wasn't really all that painful, but when I realised a bit of my ear was missing, I was in shock."

Much to the horror of the young forward, the missing chunk of flesh was never found and doctors told him there was nothing they could do to repair the damage.

"I saw a plastic surgeon but he said there wasn't much he could do," he said.

"We didn't have the missing bit. It looks pretty ugly but what can I do? It's a low act and hopefully he will get punished for it."

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