Bryce Gibbs not charged for alleged Ben Hannant slur
From: AAP April 19, 2010 3:07PM
WESTS Tigers prop Bryce Gibbs has escaped a charge for the alleged religious slur he made against Canterbury’s Ben Hannant in the Bulldogs’ 24-4 NRL win on Friday night.
The Bulldogs made no formal complaint under the league’s anti-vilification code, but the match review committee was reportedly to listen to referees’ audio of the incident to determine if any other action would be taken.
Gibbs’ name did not appear on the committee’s list of charges today, but he may yet be fined by the NRL if there is sufficient evidence.
Canberra’s David Shillington has been charged with a grade one careless high tackle but will escape a ban.
Brisbane’s Matt Gillett has been charged with dangerous contact with the legs/feet.
He will escape suspension if he enters the early guilty plea and miss one match if he unsuccessfully defends the grade one charge at the NRL judiciary.
He will also escape a ban with an early guilty plea and miss one game with an unsuccessful challenge.