The Canberra Raiders have called on gun lawyer Nick Ghabar for Hudson Young's hearing, after the second-rower was referred straight to the NRL judiciary for an alleged eye gouge on Warrior Adam Pompey.
The NRL match review committee decided the incident was serious enough to send Young straight to judiciary.
It occured in the 30th minute of the Raiders' 24-20 loss to the New Zealand Warriors as Young tried unsuccessfully to stop Pompey's try.
Young will face the judiciary in Sydney on Tuesday night, where he'll learn his fate.
While the match review committee didn't grade the incident, a grade three dangerous contact with the head or neck charge would have 500 points - or five weeks - as a base penalty.
Young was suspended for five weeks for a similar incident involving Canterbury prop Aiden Tolman earlier this year, adding further weight to any sanction.
If found guilty, it means the 21-year-old faces a similar ban to South Sydney prop George Burgess, who was suspended for nine weeks for eye gouging Wests Tigers legend Robbie Farah earlier this year.
After the game, Raiders coach Ricky Stuart called for the NRL to fine Young - just as they did for Queensland prop Josh McGuire earlier in the season, twice.
Stuart said the incident won't be a distraction as the Raiders prepare to face minor premiers Melbourne Storm in a qualifying final in Melbourne next Saturday.
"I'm not in a position to comment. I'll leave it to the experience and ability of Nick to put a case together for Hudson and then the judiciary meeting is on Tuesday night," he said.
"I'll make sure this doesn't disrupt us towards the preparation for the game against Melbourne."
Stuart spoke to Young on Sunday and will continue to monitor the rookie's mental health.
"I have. I obviously want to protect Hudson as he's quite upset and his welfare is my main priority," Stuart said.
Young and the Raiders could have an ally in Pompey.
The Warriors barely reacted after the incident and turned to social media to say he hadn't felt anything.
It backs Stuart's claims it wasn't an eye gouge - because players instinctively reached for their eye and reeled back when that happened.
"I didn't feel anything and I didn't know you even poked me in the eye," Pompey reportedly said on social media.
NRL head of football Graham Annesley said they would look at increasing the penalty for serious incidents after he said there had been a rise in them this season.
It's the fifth case of hands on the face this season.
McGuire twice, Burgess and now two with Young.
While he wouldn't comment specifically on Young's ongoing case, he said penalties for serious incidents would come under review at the end of the season.
"I think we have seen an increase in some incidents this year that we perhaps haven't seen in recent years," Annesley said on ABC Radio.
"That will be reviewed as part of our overall judiciary review at the end of the year ... which we will take some recommendations on to the competition committee and then on to the commission.
"The ability we have is to tweak the system year on year to try and ensure that where the current deterrents are not having the desired effect we can increase those deterrents."
The Young incident went unnoticed until Fox Sports replayed it in the second half, with commentator and former Raider Brett Finch blowing up and calling for a 12-20 week ban.
Stuart called Finch's comments "ridiculous" and "heat of the moment commentary" and urged for the NRL not to "hang the kid".
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