Warrington are appealing Ben Westwood’s three-match ban for a dangerous throw on Danny Tickle.
The Wolves forward pleaded guilty to the Grade D offence at last night’s disciplinary hearing but the independent panel decided the offence warranted a three-game ban.
Tony Smith is unhappy with the severity of the suspension and has replaced Westwood with hooker Brad Dwyer in his squad for Thursday’s clash against Wigan.
Should Warrington fail with their appeal, Westwood won’t take to the field until Round 2 of the Super 8s or the Super 8s Qualifiers.
After a tough season, the Wire have two regular season games to overturn a three-point gap and get into Super League’s top eight before the league splits.