NRL 2020: Kevin Proctor, bite on Shaun Johnson, Judiciary blog, Titans, Jesse Bromwich Storm, Tyrell Fuimaono Dragons


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A busy night at the NRL Judiciary will see Titans skipper Kevin Proctor fight to save his season over a biting charge on Sharks playmaker Shaun Johnson.

Proctor’s hearing is up now after a lengthy delay over discussions about what evidence would be admissible for both parties. The hearing was scheduled for 6pm but didn’t start until about 7.30pm.

It’s also understoof that NRL judiciary chairman Geoff Bellew has been angered by the amount of public comments Proctor and Johnson have given prior to the case. He’s expected to make a note of it at the end of the hearing, while both players are facing fines.

Proctor’s hearing comes after Storm prop Jesse Bromwich was found guilty of his dangerous contact charge from an incident involving Roosters winger Matt Ikuvalu and will miss the clash with the Eels in Round 15.

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NRL 360: Storm coach Craig Bellamy tells NRL360 he’s surprised by the Kevin Proctor biting incident and believes Proctor when he says he didn’t do it. Bellamy coached Proctor at the Storm for eight years.

Dragons forward Tyrell Fuimaono has pleaded guilty but disputed the grading of a dangerous contact charge on Eels prop Junior Paulo.

A key part of Kevin Proctor’s defence could be his victim, who has agreed to appear on video link.

“The Titans representative Tim Fuller has a few avenues that he could explore when it comes to defence argument and strategy,” Hannah Hollis said.

“Perhaps the most effective one will be hearing from the victim himself. Shaun Johnson has agreed to appear on video link and we do expect him to completely defend his Kiwis teammate and admit that on reflection Proctor didn’t bite him.

“There is also a doctor’s report that outlines Proctor’s chronic sinus condition and so he may have been acting in self defence.”

HEARINGS (Tuesday August 18)

5pm – Jesse Bromwich – Storm (GUILTY)

6pm – Kevin Proctor – Titans

7.30pm – Tyrell Fuimaono – Dragons

JUDICIARY PANEL

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Sean Garlick

Ben Creagh

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Cronulla Sharks Shaun Johnson tackled Gold Coast Titans Kevin Proctor when the alleged bite took place.
media_cameraCronulla Sharks Shaun Johnson tackled Gold Coast Titans Kevin Proctor when the alleged bite took place.

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Scroll down to follow the Proctor hearing and see the result as it happens in our foxsports.com.au blog from 5pm

A busy night at the NRL Judiciary will see Titans skipper Kevin Proctor fight to save his season over a biting charge on Sharks playmaker Shaun Johnson.

Meanwhile Storm prop Jesse Bromwich has pleaded not guilty to a dangerous contact charge from an incident involving Roosters winger Matt Ikuvalu.

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Bellamy: Proctor bite ‘surprising’

NRL 360: Storm coach Craig Bellamy tells NRL360 he’s surprised by the Kevin Proctor biting incident and believes Proctor when he says he didn’t do it. Bellamy coached Proctor at the Storm for eight years.

Dragons forward Tyrell Fuimaono has pleaded guilty but disputed the grading of a dangerous contact charge on Eels prop Junior Paulo.

HEARINGS (Tuesday August 18)

5pm – Jesse Bromwich – Storm

6pm – Kevin Proctor – Titans

7.30pm – Tyrell Fuimaono – Dragons

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‘MILKING IT’: Johnson lashed but agrees to help Proctor’s biting defence

Cronulla Sharks Shaun Johnson tackled Gold Coast Titans Kevin Proctor when the alleged bite took place.

Cronulla Sharks Shaun Johnson tackled Gold Coast Titans Kevin Proctor when the alleged bite took place.Source:Supplied

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Cronulla's Shaun Johnson shows teammates his arm where he was allegedly bitten by Titans' Kevin Proctor, who was sent off.

Cronulla’s Shaun Johnson shows teammates his arm where he was allegedly bitten by Titans’ Kevin Proctor, who was sent off.Source:News Corp Australia



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Former Arsenal star Tyrell Robinson pleads guilty to sex with 14-year-old


An English football player has confessed to having sex with a 14-year-old girl and sharing indecent images of a child on social media platform Snapchat.

Ex-Arsenal star Tyrell Robinson, 22, pleaded guilty to the sex offence before Bradford Crown Court in the north of England and was warned he could face jail time, The Sun reports.

The former Bradford City player admitted engaging in sexual activity with a child, making an indecent image of a child and distributing an indecent image of a child.

Robinson admitted engaging in sexual activity with the teenager in Bradford on August 13 of 2018.

He also entered a guilty plea to making and distributing an indecent image of a child via Snapchat on the same date.

However, he denied a further charge of distributing an indecent photograph of a child in December 2017, and the court heard the prosecution will not proceed with this count.

The winger was arrested in August 2018 and later sacked by Bradford for gross misconduct.

Robinson was granted bail until his sentencing and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register before he left court.

Judge Jonathan Rose said: “Dealing with you Robinson, you pleaded guilty to all matters save the last count. The prosecution will not seek to try you on that count.

“Your case is now adjourned to be sentenced.”

He continued: “You must not assume that the fact that I’m adjourning sentence and granting you bail is to mean that any particular sentence will be imposed upon you.”

Robinson will be sentenced at a later date.

At the time of Robinson’s arrest, Bradford City Football Club said in a statement: “Bradford City Football Club has parted company with Tyrell Robinson.

“This comes after West Yorkshire Police confirmed charges had been brought against Robinson, following his arrest in August 2018.

“Robinson has been dismissed from the remainder of his contract on grounds of committing gross misconduct.”

Robinson will go on trial on April 12 next year.

He came through Arsenal’s academy as a youngster and moved to West Bromwich Albion, before joining Bradford on a free transfer in August 2017.

The footballer, who can play left-back or left-wing, was earmarked for big things under manager Michael Collins.

Robinson made 28 appearances for the club, including 13 league starts, with his final appearance in a 2-0 defeat in August 2018.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission



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