Toovey hits out ahead of Richie Fa'aoso judiciary hearing Manly coach Geoff Toovey labels Fa'aoso hit 'unfortunate' Manly forward Richie Fa'aoso is facing a four-match ban over his controversial hit on Gold Coast's Ashley Harrison. (1:52 / 8.5MB) MANLY coach Geoff Toovey launched a stinging attack on the NRL match review committee in the hours before forward Richie Fa'aoso faced the judiciary over a dangerous contact charge. Fa'aoso will fight for a reduction to the grade-three charge, which resulted in Gold Coast back-rower Ashley Harrison being carried from the field in a neck brace on Saturday night. If unsuccessful at the judiciary tonight, Fa'aoso faces a four-week suspension - a punishment Toovey feels is excessive. Toovey implored the judiciary not to make an example of his prop as the NRL cracks down on shoulder charges, which have been outlawed. "I hope they don't make an example because there is no example to be made,'' Toovey said just hours before Fa'aoso's hearing. "He's come in contact with Ashley Harrison's head accidentally and he's been punished for it but we just believe that it's probably a bit too severe.