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Cronulla forwards Andrew Lomu and Danny Nutley could face the unthinkable and be suspended before the NRL season begins.The league will examine a reported dangerous tackle from the Sharks trial match.
It will be former Test referee Greg McCallum debut case in his new role of match review coordinator under the NRL's revamped judiciary system.
"We'll have a look at it tomorrow," McCallum said today. "It'll be the first one that I've looked at."
Referee Matt Cecchin placed Lomu and Nutley on report on Sunday night for the tackle which occurred in the second quarter of Cronulla's tough game played in quarters against four separate Central Coast sides.
Players can be cited in any match sanctioned by the NRL, including trials.
McCallum said he would be taking into account video evidence and Cecchin's report before deciding whether to cite Lomu and Nutley.
The report tops off a horrible week for Cronulla after sacked coach Chris Anderson filed a 1.3 million dollar lawsuit against the club and former skipper David Peachey's late return from a week off sorting out personal problems.
Sharks president Barry Pierce said about the tackle: "It didn't look too bad to me but I wouldn't like to comment too much more at this stage.
"I watched football for four hours last night. They were put on report and I'll wait to see what the video comes up with it."