Brooks charged by Match Review Committee
Fri 16 Aug 2019, 11:29 AM
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Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks has been charged the Match Review Committee following his side’s Round 22 loss to the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Lottoland on Thursday.
Brooks was hit with a Grade 1 Contrary Conduct charge following an incident with Sea Eagles forward Jack Gosiewski that saw the halfback penalised.
The 24-year-old was hit with a $1,500 fine for the incident, which can be reduced to $1,350 with an early guilty plea. He will not miss any matches, and will be available for selection in the club’s Round 23 home game against the Newcastle Knights.
The club has until 12:00pm Saturday to enter a plea and has not done so as yet.
Brooks has played every game for Wests Tigers this season and is expected to take his place at halfback for the club’s penultimate home game of the 2019 season on Saturday as his side look to bounce back against the Newcastle Knights.
Match: Wests Tigers v Knights
ROUND 23 - SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST
I’m with Tiger Balm. There is elements of accidental contact and intentional in the tackle.
Firstly he goes to get up and the manly player grab his leg trying to force something.
This cause Brooks to drop and rest his knee on the manly players face. This I believe was accidental
From the unwarranted contact the manly player grabs his leg more and twists. Brooks then intentionally digs his knee in deeper. Until he realises his foot.
Fine seems sufficient.
Really I think Brooks has nothing to be concerned with, Brooks was trying to get off the player , then the Manly player pulled on Brooks ankle which caused Brooks leg and knee to come down on the Manly player. The Manly player caused it. Probably because he was not happy in losing the ball in the first place, The video ref should of had a better look at it