Disciplinary loophole closed by RFL as Super League stars could miss Round One

Warrington Wolves star signing Josh McGuire may not be available for Warrington Wolves’ opening fixture against Leeds Rhinos on February 16th after he was seemingly shown a red card today during Warrington Wolves’ 22-10 win over Leigh Leopards.

It is as of now a mystery why McGuire was sent off but the incident that saw McGuire leave the field not to be replaced came after man of the day Ben Currie celebrated the last try four minutes from time.

It was Currie’s testimonial and his and Peter Mata’utia’s late tries turned a 10-10 stalemate into a win for the Wolves but the Wire have been left concerned by the red card to star signing McGuire though no one is quite sure why the World Cup winning loose-forward was sent from the field.

McGuire was a key signing in revitalising the Wolves pack as Daryl Powell looks to build a new loom middle at Warrington in 2023.

The loose-forward of course takes on the number 13 shirt for the 2023 season but now may not feature against the Rhinos in Super League’s first game of 2023 in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Hull KR will be sweating on the availability of star forward Elliot Minchella after he was yellow carded for a danger throw on Richie Myler. Now both Warrington Wolves after Josh McGuire’s red card and Hull KR have reason to worry. Lachlan Coote was later sin binned for his part in an altercation after he copped a head high tackle from Aidan Sezer which saw the Leeds halfback sin binned as well.

Thus, all three clubs will be sweating on this week’s disciplinary which could see these three miss Round One.

It will be a long wait too with the disciplinary panel meeting on Thursday to determine any charges as confirmed to Serious About Rugby League by an RFL spokesperson.

They also said that  any appeals that arise from this will be accepted until 11am on the following Tuesday.

This means any suspension picked up this week will be served the weekend after next – the first weekend of the Super League season.

Thus, should any Leeds player receive a ban, it cannot be served in this weekend’s friendly against Hunslet and the same goes for Warrington Wolves ahead of their game against North Wales Crusaders on Friday.

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