19 hours ago
Tigers exploit Marshall
Wests Tigers have exploited the NRL judiciary rules to make it harder for injured five-eighth Benji Marshall to be suspended as a result of future charges.
The Tigers submitted a no-contest guilty plea for the grade two careless high tackle charge against Marshall. That means he's suspended for one game he would have missed through injury anyway, meaning he'll have just 25 carry-over points instead of the 93 he'd cop with a normal early guilty plea.
And the Tigers submitted an early guilty plea for halfback Scott Prince on a high tackle charge, freeing him to take on Cronulla this weekend. Parramatta will decide today whether to contest a grade one striking charge against hooker Mark Riddell who's facing a one game suspension.