Wests Tigers fullback Justin Hunt says he meant no harm to Bulldogs five-eighth Moses Mbye after he was charged with a Carless High Tackle from Sunday's game.
Playing in his Club debut and first NRL game of the season, Hunt was placed on report for the challenge but is free to play in Saturday's game after taking the early guilty plea, with the fullback emphatically stating that he was very apologetic for the dangerous tackle.
"It was an unfortunate incident," Hunt said today. "I obviously didn't mean to hurt Moses.
"Once he was coming down the sideline, I know how fast he is so I didn't want to show him the sideline at all. By the time he stepped back inside me, he's so quick I just threw my arm out.
"I had no intentions of hurting him, and I made sure after the game that he knew that.
"He was fine after the game, and said he knew I had no intentions of hurting him at all.
"It was just lazy by me, and I was happy that the Judiciary saw that as well — that there was no intention — and I'm able to take the field again this weekend."