On Saturday, Hodges told 9NEWS he would fight the charges.
Copley has been named on an extended bench as cover for Hodges.
Bennett has a flawless six-from-six record in grand finals with the Broncos, and a common denominator in those triumphs has been a season-best display to qualify for the big one.
Ironically, the champion centre, who required a pain-killing injection for a back injury during the first half of Brisbane’s preliminary final win over the Roosters last Friday night, was unable to complete training at Red Hill yesterday, with Jordan Kahu running in his place.
“I think he’ll get off, especially after what Guerra has said”.
It seemed nothing could go wrong for Brisbane in the grand final decider against the minor premiers, with fullback Darius Boyd scoring an opening-minute intercept try thanks to a Shaun Kenny-Dowall brain snap.
Judiciary chairman Geoff Bellew appeared concerned by Guerra’s testimony at times and asked him to clarify what he was saying – chiefly that he jumped in the tackle to earn a penalty, subsequently putting himself at risk – on a number of occasions.
The Broncos will obviously argue that Guerra contributed significantly to the outcome and that Hodges only had hold of his leg and wasn’t trying to drive him into the turf – and you’ve got three ex-footballers who will have to decide.
“I’m just relieved that I get to finish with one more game”.
Hodges also testified that Guerra jumped in the tackle and that contributed to the position Guerra ended up in with his head and shoulder striking the ground.
Hodges’ defence counsel Nick Ghabar said that was primarily Guerra’s fault.
Although Suncorp stadium only have a capacity of 52,500, just under 30,000 less than ANZ stadium, Queensland Rugby League chairman Peter Betros says that it’s not a reason to play finals in Sydney.