Bird fights charge, Hodges admits

Cronulla will fight the head-slamming charge levelled against five-eighth Greg Bird at the National Rugby League judiciary tomorrow night.

Bird could face a one-match suspension for the tackle which left Melbourne prop Rodney Howe concussed in the Storm's thrilling 36-32 win over the Sharks at Toyota Park on Sunday.

Sydney Roosters centre Justin Hodges has pleaded guilty to a grade one careless high tackle on Parramatta fullback Brett Hodgson, but has escaped suspension because of his clean record.