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Brisbane have called on former judiciary boss and lawyer Jim Hall to defend Karmichael Hunt at Wednesday night's NRL judiciary hearing.
Hunt was charged with a grade three high tackle which left Roosters five-eighth Braith Anasta with a broken nose last Friday.
The club is confident Hall's judiciary experience and the weight of evidence will clear Hunt.
Brisbane chief executive Bruno Cullen says Hunt is innocent and was shaping up for a routine tackle until Anasta fell into him.
Brisbane could enlist the help of a sports scientist to support photographic evidence that Anasta was almost on his knees when Hunt collected him.
They could also refer the judiciary to a similar incident last year involving Bulldogs forward Andrew Ryan who was charged and then cleared at the hearing.
Hunt will miss Friday night's game if found guilty.
Meanwhile the Cowboys are expected to take an early plea for centre Ashley Graham who was charged with a grade four high tackle on Tigers fullback Brett Hodgson at the weekend.