Sylvester Namo charged for tackle on Willie Isa during Challenge Cup tie

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Castleford Tigers forward Sylvester Namo has been charged for the tackle that led to Willie Isa’s serious injury during the Challenge Cup quarter-final tie.

Isa, 35, was stretchered from the field on oxygen following the challenge inside the first half at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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Papua New Guinea international Namo, 23, has been hit with a Grade F dangerous contact charge by the match review panel and has been referred to tribunal.

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Wigan's Willie Isa was stretchered off after an injury at the Mend-A-Hose JungleWigan's Willie Isa was stretchered off after an injury at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle
Wigan's Willie Isa was stretchered off after an injury at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle

The Warriors provided an update on the back-rower on Sunday evening, confirming a fracture dislocation injury to Isa’s ankle - although reported that he was ‘comfortable and in good spirits’.

The veteran is set to undergo specialist assessments early this week to guide his recovery plan.

Meanwhile, Catalans Dragons back-rower Bayley Sironen will also face the tribunal for a Grade E head contact charge following his side’s loss to Huddersfield Giants in Perpignan.

Hull KR’s Sauaso Sue has received a one-match ban for Grade B dangerous contact.

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