There was good news on two fronts today for the Australia Post Queensland Young Scorpions in Sydney for the NAB Australian U16 Championships
Monday, 5 July, 2010
There was good news on two fronts for the Australia Post Young Scorpions today as they chase back-to-back division two NAB Australian U16 Championships in Sydney.
First, Sandgate’s Ty Morrisey will be available for Wednesday’s second game against South Pacific after he beat a charge at the tribunal today.
Morrisey had been booked for alleged forceful head high contact in a centre bounce incident in the final quarter on Sunday’s opening match against NSW.
Team officials had conceded the incident didn’t look good in real time speed, but when slowed down it showed that the NSW/ACT player had slipped and accordingly Morrisey had pleaded not guilty.
He was one very happy player when the ‘not guilty’ verdict came back from the tribunal.
Second, Morningside defender Brian Coleman-Broom, so impressive in the 70-point win over NSW/ACT before a hamstring injury in the second term, hasn’t been ruled out for the rest of the carnival.
Team medical staff today conceded he wouldn’t play against South Pacific but was still in with a chance of being available for Saturday’s clash with Tasmania, which could decide the division two title.
Officials today said the injury wasn’t so serious that he was ruled out automatically, and indicated Coleman-Broom would receive daily treatment in the hope of being available.