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Perry, Hunt, White to fight charges

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Perry, Hunt, White to fight charges

    March 25, 2008

    MELBOURNE prop Brett White will front the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night to contest the severity of his striking charge for punching Cronulla's Ben Ross.

    White was slapped with grade four striking for the incident, which occurred in retaliation to Ross' late hit on halfback Cooper Cronk in Sunday's 17-16 win to the Sharks.

    The Storm prop will plead guilty to striking but will attempt to have a three-match ban reduced.

    By contesting the severity of the charge White risks having the penalty increased by the judiciary.

    His case will add to a busy night at the NRL judiciary where Ross' case will also be heard and Manly prop Josh Perry and Brisbane fullback Karmichael Hunt will attempt to avoid one week suspensions.

    Perry today pleaded not guilty to a grade one striking charge for his alleged headbutt on Newcastle's Danny Wicks last Saturday.

    Hunt will fight a grade three careless high tackle charge for his shoulder charge gone wrong on Sydney Rooster Braith Anasta last Friday.

    Both Perry and Hunt will only receive one week bans if found guilty, meaning they are risking nothing by fighting the charge.

    Earlier, North Queensland centre Ashley Graham has accepted a one-game ban for his grade four careless high tackle on Wests skipper Brett Hodgson.

    Ross is expected to be handed a lengthy suspension after his hit on Cronk was referred straight to the judiciary yesterday.


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