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Roosters top dog Ricky Stuart says his club will continue to work on Adrian Morley's tackling technique, which has borne some grief of late.
Morley was suspended yesterday for one week on a careless high tackle charge and as a result, will miss Friday night's crunch game against the Broncos at Aussie Stadium.
Stuart says he's working with Morley to keep his arms down and also the timing of his hits.
Bird will face the panel on an ungraded striking charge, thanks to the knee he whacked South Sydney's Shane Marteene with at Aussie Stadium on Saturday night.
The 20-year-old, who is a former Junior Kangaroos captain, could be suspended for up to 12 weeks for the brain explosion.
Sharks chief executive Steve Rogers says Bird, who'll be represented by Jim Barnett, will throw himself on the mercy of the judiciary panel.