Morley sent direct to NRL judiciary

Sydney Roosters prop Adrian Morley is facing a long suspension after being referred directly to the NRL judiciary on a striking charge by the match review committee.

Morley will front the judiciary on Wednesday night on the ungraded charge for a 67th minute incident in the Roosters' match on Saturday in which he allegedly kneed Bulldogs hooker Corey Hughes in the abdomen. For Morley, who will join English Super League club Warrington next season, Saturday's 25-0 loss may have been his last match in the NRL.

In other judiciary news, Sharks hooker Kevin Kingston is set to miss one match after being charged with a grade one dangerous throw and South Sydney centre Germaine Paulson can escape a ban with an early guilty plea after receiving the same charge.