KURRI Kurri will be without playmaker Terence Seu Seu for Saturday’s catch-up game against competition leaders Western Suburbs at Harker Oval after taking an early guilty plea this week.
His penalty for a grade-one reckless high tackle charge from Saturday’s loss to Cessnock was halved, which means he can return for the Bulldogs against Maitland next weekend in what shapes as a possible battle for the wooden spoon. It leaves the former NRL hooker with 50 carry-over points for any future visit to the Newcastle Rugby League judiciary.
* A Bulldogs reserve grader may not be so lucky when he faces a Newcastle RL disciplinary hearing on Thursday night for an off-field incident involving Cessnock prop Kurt Warden during the same Coalfields derby.
The unidentified player, who was a spectator at the time, will answer three code of conduct breaches after allegedly pushing Warden, who had been sent to the sin bin at Kurri Sportsground.
* AS of Wednesday Maitland hadn’t lodged an official appeal about a Newcastle RL match review committee decision earlier this week.
Pickers winger Tyler Le Prince-Campbell didn’t require surgery but will miss the rest of the season with a fractured cheekbone after copping a stray boot to the head. Central’s Justin Worley escaped penalties both during and after the game.
* HUNTER product Caitlin Moran has been named at five-eighth for NSW ahead of the women’s interstate challenge against Queensland in Wollongong next Sunday.
The Jillaroos centre will be joined by North Newcastle and Aussie teammates Isabelle Kelly and Bec Young.