West Tigers center Brent Naden faces four-week ban for dangerous tackles

Tigers center Brent Naden faces a month on the sidelines after being handed a Grade Three Dangerous Throw charge by the NRL Judiciary.

The former Bulldog, who changed sides just a few weeks ago, was fired directly after Jack Trobozevic’s tackle went wrong, with Manly Locke falling first on the turf at Campbelltown Stadium.

If Naden initially pleads guilty, he will be given a four-week ban – the same sentence that was given to Manly’s Carl Lawton against the South, after a similar tackle with Origin star Cameron Murray earlier this season.

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It was such a bad tackle that even Sean Bean or the strongest opponent in the send-off couldn’t defend it – although Trobozevich described it as “unfortunate” after the game.

“It wasn’t too bad, I think naturally, trying to find the ground when you’re running and running fast, so it was a bit unfortunate for Brent Naden, I think,” he told the Fox League.

“I know he didn’t mean it. There was no animosity. He’s very sorry.”

Tigers interim coach Brett Kimorley said after the game that Naden was fine after the incident.

“We are always on their side, good and bad,” he said.

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“It’s something I want to be as a coach.”

Naden, 26, began his NRL career with the Panthers before joining Canterbury earlier this season. He played just eight games in blue and white before being released to join the Tigers last month.

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