The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs with Josh Jackson have today decided to seek a downgrade on the charge handed down yesterday by the NRL Match Review Committee.
The State of Origin representative was charged with a Grade 2 – Dangerous Throw for an incident that occurred in the 21st minute of play involving Penrith’s Jamie Soward.
Jackson, Coach Des Hasler and the club’s lawyer will head to the judiciary tomorrow (Wednesday) night, seeking a downgrade on the charge.
If successful, Jackson will miss only one match (Bulldogs v Storm) and would be available for game three of the State of Origin series but if unsuccessful, will miss three matches for the blue and white, with an Origin match not counting in the three match suspension.
The other player involved in the incident, Greg Eastwood, was also charged with a Grade 1 – Dangerous Throw, but he will take the early guilty plea (93 points), freeing him to play against the Melbourne Storm next Monday night at Belmore Sports Ground.