Tony Clubb may face ban of eight weeks-plus after being charged for alleged racist remark

Tony Clubb could face a ban of at least eight games after being hit with the most serious charge - Grade F- for an alleged racist comment.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 3:00 pm
Wigan prop Tony Clubb
Wigan prop Tony Clubb

He will discover his fate when he fronts a disciplinary hearing tomorrow.

Clubb was placed on report after Hull FC's Andre Savelio made the complaint to referee James Child during Thursday's Super League match, which Wigan won 16-14.

Savelio later claimed on Twitter he was called a "stupid Polynesian ****".

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Wigan, who face Hull FC in a Challenge Cup tie on Saturday, decided to stand the prop down while an investigation took place.

The RFL's match review panel scrutinised the Sky Sports footage and audio today and decided to charge Clubb.

More serious offences are automatically referred to the following day's disciplinary - or, Operational Rules Tribunal - and Grade F is the most serious.

It carries a suspension range of at least eight weeks, and with no upper ceiling.

The Tribunal is chaired by a serving or retired judge, and two side members who are two ex-players.

Former London Broncos captain Clubb, 33, will get the chance to present his case at the virtual hearing.