Daryl Powell addresses Josh McGuire future after mammoth ban

After a long tribunal a verdict on Josh McGuire was finally reached.

The loose forward has been given one of the longest bans we’ve seen as well as a fine.

The Operational Rules Tribunal began at 19:30 but the results were not published until 22:00 giving an insight into how thorough this was.

McGuire was ultimately banned for 12-match, meaning he will miss a total of 19 games through suspension following a similar incident prior to this season, and fined £1000.

The tribunal said:

“Josh McGuire of Warrington Wolves has been suspended for 12 matches and fined £1,000 after being found guilty of a Grade F charge of unacceptable language in the Betfred Super League fixture at Leigh Leopards on May 26.

“McGuire, who pleaded not guilty, has already served a seven-match suspension this season after being found guilty of a Grade F charge of unacceptable language in Warrington’s pre-season fixture against Leigh in February. On that occasion, he was also fined £1,000, and required to undertake mandatory education.

“The independent Operational Rules Tribunal was chaired by His Honour Judge John Thackray QC, with two former professional players as side members.”

There has been a suggestion that the verdict could see Warrington terminate his contract with numerous reports of that.

Speaking on Wire TV, Daryl Powell addressed the situation:

“I won’t comment on it.

“Josh has the right to appeal so it would be unfair for me to say anything on that.

“We’ll let that go through its due process.”