Canberra backrower Corey Harawira-Naera is facing a lengthy suspension for an ugly high tackle which floored Melbourne star Jahrome Hughes on Thursday night.
It was in the dying minutes of the Round 22 clash when Harawira-Naera shot out of the defensive line and went to lay a shot on the opposition halfback.
But his shoulder connected with Hughes’ head, and both players dropped to the ground injured.
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A mini melee broke out as both players remained on the ground, but it was definitely Hughes who emerged the worse for wear.
He had to be helped off the field and will be in serious doubt for Melbourne’s next contest. His teammate, Ryan Papenhuyzen, missed 10 weeks after being knocked out by an illegal shot earlier this…