11 Feb 2014

Warriors' Peyroux on crusher tackle charge

6:51 pm on 11 February 2014

The National Rugby League has backed up its tough pre-season talk on eliminating the 'crusher' tackle in a charge stemming from the opening round of trials.

The Warriors utility Dominique Peyroux could be suspended for two matches after being charged by the match review committee over an incident in the side's 36-18 loss to Gold Coast, at Albany's North Harbour Stadium on Sunday.

A crusher tackle is where a defender uses their upper body to put pressure on the head or neck of the player being tackled.

Should Peyroux opt for an early guilty plea rather than contest the charge he'll be banned for one match.