Posted: 25 July, 2012 by Triple M

Rabbitohs Star Greg Inglis Gets Three-Week Ban For Shoulder Charge

Tags: Greg Inglis, Shoulder Charge, Judiciary

Rabbitohs' Greg Inglis has been handed a three week ban for his shoulder charge on Dragons' Dean Young.

He susccessfully had his charge downgraded to a Grade 3, rather than Grade 4, shoulder charge.

Inglis, who will be back for the Rabbitohs' clash with Cronulla in Round 24, tweeted his thoughts immediately after Wednesday night's hearing.

"Once again, thank you to all for your support... Will be at training 2moz... Bit diss appointed but life goes on...," he tweeted having earlier posted: "Keeping my head up and staying string, be back, better and ready to fire for the might bunnies..."

Brisbane Broncos star Ben Te'o had his charge downgraded and is now cleared to play this week.

Inglis was initially hit with a Grade 4 dangerous contact charge for his 33rd minute shoulder charge on St George Illawarra lock Young in Saturday night's NRL clash.

Earlier Rabbitohs owner Russell Crowe tweeted Inglis his best wishes saying "hope it goes ok tonight. Every true league fan knows you are class, no malice in hit, hope judiciary isn't all ex NSW players!!"

Not only was the hit a massive talking point on social networking sites, a war of words intensified through the week between the two clubs.

Souths coach Michael Maguire told Triple M's Rush Hour on Monday he believed Dragons' coach Steve Price guaranteed 'sensationalised' media coverage.

"The shoulder charge itself has been a big part of the rugby league game and there's been many great players that have been recognised for that toughness and the things they do out on the park," Maguire added.

The Footy Show host Gorden Tallis agreed pulling out the stats to support his support his arqument that the shoulder charge should stay.

"There have been 87,963 tackles so far with nine people charged over shoulder charges which puts it basically one in a 10,000 tackles," Gordy told Triple M Brisbane.

AUDIO: Michael Maguire On Triple M's Rush Hour

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AUDIO: Gorden Tallis has his say on shoulder charge

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Tags: Greg Inglis, Shoulder Charge, Judiciary

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