Wighton should escape NRL ban: Shillington

Canberra Raiders prop David Shillington believes Jack Wighton’s hit on Jamie Soward which left the Panthers’ five-eighth unconscious was a “cracker shot”.

Soward was blindsided and felt the full force of the Wighton hit as he looked to charge forward late in the first half of Canberra’s 34-18 victory.

“From our point of view it looked like a cracker shot, so hopefully that’s the case and Jack doesn’t have much to answer to at the judiciary,” Shillington told Sky Sports Radio.

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