Panthers seek advice from the
highest level

The Panthers will seek an opinion from former NRL Commissioner Jim Hall on charges laid against Ben Ross and Joel Clinton as a result of a tackle during Saturday evening's match against the Raiders.

The club will decide what course of action to take tomorrow after it has heard Mr Hall's opinion.

Ben Ross has been charged with a Grade 4 Dangerous Throw on Jason Croker in the 35th minute, while Joel Clinton, who was involved in the same tackle, has been charged with a Grade 1 Dangerous Throw. Ben Ross has also been charged with Grade 1 Striking for an incident earlier in the match.

If Ross fights both charges and loses, he would be out for 12 weeks. If he takes an early guilty plea to both he would be out for nine weeks.

Clinton would miss one week if he takes an early plea.