Magpie who punched ref cited

By Tony White

Lower Clarence rugby league player Jack (Darrin) Currie has been cited by the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League (NRRRL) to appear before its judiciary on a raft of charges next Wednesday.

Currie was cited after punching referee Vaughan Steel on three occasions during the reserve grade match against Murwillumbah at Maclean Showground last Sunday.

"He's been charged under three sections of the rules which deal in part with striking, misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute," NRRRL secretary Doug Harrison said.

Currie is scheduled to appear before the judiciary panel at the Lismore Workers' Club on Wednesday, June 21, at 7pm.

Earlier this week, Currie was charged by the NRRRL with striking a Murwillumbah player after being dismissed by Steel in the final minutes of the match.

Immediately after Currie was sent from the field he attacked Steel.

The NRRRL have offered Currie a combined two competition match suspension and two match suspended sentence over the sending off offence should he lodge an early guilty plea.



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