Man bites shark: Port Macquarie have cited star Macleay Valley lock Robbie Trembath


THE bad vibes from Sunday's Group 2 semi final encounter between Port Macquarie and Macleay Valley continue to bubble away with the Sharks citing Mustangs forward Robbie Trembath following an incident in the match.

Port captain Matt Shipway approached referee Nathan Grace and touch judge Chris Agland claiming he'd been bitten on the hand by his opposite number and after Grace made his report at the conclusion of the game, the Sharks have decided to press ahead with their complaint.

"A DVD has been tendered in evidence but there may be a delay in allowing both clubs to view what's on it," Group secretary Peter O'Grady said.

"The original plan was to convene a hearing tonight (Thursday) but I doubt that will allow Macleay enough time to prepare a defence, so I believe Monday night will probably be the time it's called."

Meanwhile, the Group is keeping an eye on the heavens and the long range weather forecast in case ground closures threaten this weekend's round of matches.

"Sunday's major semi final at Allan Gillett Oval between Macksville and Port Macquarie will definitely go ahead but there's doubt over Rex Hardaker Oval for Saturday's elimination match," O'Grady said.

"If the ground is too wet for play we've made contingency plans for a transfer to Bellingen Park, with Coronation Park at Nambucca Heads in reserve.

"We've given Sawtell until as late as possible tonight to make their decision but if it continues to rain, a commonsense decision will have to be made so there's plenty of time to organise a transfer."