Bird only player to face

Sharks five-eighth Greg Bird will be the only player to face the National Rugby League judiciary tomorrow night after all other players charged following round four of the competition submitted early guilty pleas.

In what is expected to be a marathon hearing, the judiciary will hear Bird?s defence to a striking incident that saw him sent from the field during the Sharks? match with South Sydney last weekend.

The case was forwarded straight to the judiciary due to its seriousness.

Today, Bird?s team-mate Jason Stevens accepted a one match suspension on a tripping charge, while Penrith?s Luke Lewis escaped suspension thanks to his good record. Lewis submitted an early guilty plea to a dangerous throw charge.

Roosters pair Stuart Webb and Adrian Morley will miss three and one matches respectively after submitting early guilty pleas on high tackle charges today.

Bird?s case will be heard tomorrow night.