Round 1 charges and
injuries

  • by NRL
  • March 13 2006 12:00AM

Sydney Roosters prop Adrian Morley has been charged with a grade three careless high tackle for his hit on South Sydney halfback Ben Walker.

Morley faces a two-week suspension if enters an early guilty plea, but will be out for three NRL matches if he contests the charge and is found guilty. In other judiciary news, Wests Tigers backrower Anthony Laffranchi will miss suspension if he enters an early guilty plea to a dangerous throw charge from the season opener against St George Illawarra.

New Zealand Warriors five-eighth Sione Faumuina was charged with a dangerous high tackle and will be sidelined for two weeks with an early guilty plea or three matches if he unsuccessfully contests the charge. And Bulldogs forward Nate Myles faces a week on the sidelines after being charged with a dangerous throw.

Here?s a list of players who sustained injuries over the weekend:

Benji Marshall (Tigers) ? hairline fracture of the cheekbone, 4-6 weeks

Liam Fulton (Tigers) ? dislocated shoulder, 3 months

Clint Newton (Knights) ? minor lower back injury, most likely fit

Craig Gower (Panthers) ? rolled ankle, most likely fit

Josh Miller (Raiders) ? probable ruptured ACL, potentially the season

Darren Lockyer (Broncos) ? minor elbow complaint, most likely fit

Ben Walker (Rabbitohs) ? concussion and medial ligament damage, uncertain

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