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Buderus slams judiciary system
Newcastle hooker Danny Buderus has called for a review of the NRL judiciary process after he was rubbed out of the finals series last night.
Buderus was suspended for six matches after he failed to have his grade three lifting tackle on Manly winger Michael Robertson downgraded. The Knights rake had been hoping to have a grade three charge reduced to a grade one which would have resulted in only a one-match ban, but was left infuriated when his impeccable judiciary record over ten years was not taken into account.
The ban will see Buderus miss the early part of the 2007 season as well as the rest of this year's finals series, the Knights to play Brisbane in the second semi-final at Aussie Stadium on Saturday night.
Newcastle coach Michael Hagan has named Premier League hooker Luke Quigley in Buderus' place for the clash with the Broncos.