Throw the book at Morley: Marteene

Kneeing victim Shane Marteene has called on the NRL judiciary to "throw the book" at Sydney Roosters prop Adrian Morley at tonight's hearing.

Morley has pleaded guilty to an ungraded striking charge for kneeing Corey Hughes in the abdomen in Saturday's 25-0 loss to the Bulldogs and is facing a suspension of up to 18 matches. The Great Britain prop, who will join Super League club Warrington next season, is likely to receive a lengthy ban that will end his NRL career and participation in the end-of-season Tri Nations tournament.

The last player to be suspended for kneeing was Cronulla back rower Greg Bird, who copped 10 weeks for kneeing South Sydney utility Marteene in 2004. Marteene says the judiciary needs to make an example of Morley.