14 May 2015

Warriors centre suspended

12:23 pm on 14 May 2015

The Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell has been suspended for three games after offering an early guilty plea over an incident that left Cronulla's Anthony Tupou with a shattered jaw.

Hurrell was charged with dangerous contact by the National Rugby League's match review committee for lifting his knee as he was about to be tackled by Tupou.

Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell breaks free of Cronulla's Anthony Tupou's tackle.
Tupou was left with a broken jaw.

Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell breaks free of Cronulla's Anthony Tupou's tackle. Tupou was left with a broken jaw. Photo: Photosport

The Cronulla backrower was taken to hospital where he had surgery that reportedly required four metal plates, screws and wiring.

The Warriors went on to win the match and after the game Warriors coach Andrew McFadden didn't think there was anything untoward in the incident.

If Hurrell hadn't opted for the early guilty plea he could have been suspended for up to seven weeks.

The next match for the eighth-placed Warriors is against the 15th-placed Paramatta Eels.

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