20 Aug 2009

Gold Coast considering appeal on behalf of biter

6:33 am on 20 August 2009

Gold Coast will consider appealing a four-match suspension handed to fullback William Zillman after he was found guilty of biting South Sydney's Jamie Simpson at the NRL judiciary last night.

The Titans were clearly upset at the guilty verdict and suspension which rules the exciting young star out of action until at least the second week of the NRL finals series.

After a 90-minute hearing the three-man judiciary panel took only a few minutes to deliver a guilty verdict and not much longer to arrive at the penalty.

Zillman accepted his mouth came into contact with Simpson's forearm, but he told the judiciary it was a result of force in the tackle and his mouth was always "relaxed" and open.