It is expected that LEEDS RHINOS’ England forward Brett Ferres may face the ban of four to eight matches, when the disciplinary panel of Rugby Football League’s will call him to appear before them.
Ferres is facing the charge, that at Headingley during Rhinos’ 26-18 win, he made dangerous contact on Wigan’s Oliver Gildart.
The second-rower, who has played three games in total so far in Leeds in 2017 after recovering from groin injury, which was for a long period of time was sin-binned by referee Ben Thaler. Thaler issues the grade E charge on him. Under the disciplinary system of RFL this is the second most serious level of charge.
The decision was taken when the incident came to the sport’s match panel and studied by the review panel of the sport’s match. In the similar incident, Rhinos prop Brad Singleton got strict punishment and was banned for six matches. So far, he has served the suspension of half of a six-match.
The ban was imposed on him because of grade E charges of striking Catalans Dragons’ Greg Bird with an elbow in a game. It was the most serious punishment handed to a player of Leeds player after David Cruickshank faced the banned for eight games in the year 1990.
Shaun Wane the coach of Wigan said, after the action, Gildart suffered a “serious back “injury”. Because of this he will not be able to play for two to three months.
However, after the game, Ferres Tweeted and said, “I would never want to hurt a player intentionally” and also revealed in the tweet that he had apologized Gildart after the incident happened. What kind of punishment will be given to Ferres will be decided on soon by the sport’s match panel on Wednesday.