Wigan Warriors' Sam Powell facing two game ban

Sam Powell is facing a two game ban - ruling him out of the Easter Weekend.

Monday, 15th April 2019, 3:40 pm
Updated Monday, 15th April 2019, 4:44 pm
Sam Powell (left) in action against Wakefield
Sam Powell (left) in action against Wakefield

He has been charged by the RFL's match review panel with a dangerous tackle on Wakefield's Reece Lyne during Friday's 30-20 loss.

No other players face bans despite the criticism of Trinity coach Chris Chester after the match about "a lot of naughty stuff" which went on, saying some of the challenges were "ridiculous".

And his star player David Fifita even took to Twitter the following day to lash out at the "cheap s**t" which he said threatened his career, accompanying his rant with a video clip of debutant Joe Shorrocks tackling him at knee level.

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Shorrocks has copped a Grade A charge but isn't facing a ban, while Wakefield's Pauli Pauli has the same charge for lashing out at Oliver Gildart at the end of the match.

Powell, who was placed on report for the challenge, was making his comeback from a spell on the sidelines through injury.

The normal sentence guidelines for a Grade C offence is two to three matches.

Under the disciplinary process, clubs have until 11am on Tuesdays to inform the RFL of their intention to challenge a charge or punishment.

No players from St Helens - their opponents on Good Friday - are facing bans.

Saints, meanwhile, have announced they have sold 5,000 tickets for the Good Friday derby.