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Disciplinary: Wigan Warriors make decision on appeals ahead of Wembley

Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet fuming over a Super League disciplinary decision

Wigan Warriors have made their decision regarding appealing the bans of Adam Keighran and Tyler Dupree with both men initially handed three-match bans and set to miss the Challenge Cup Final.

It was widely expected that Australian centre Adam Keighran would be banned after he was sent off for a high shot on Warrington Wolves youngster Arron Lindop. Keighran was sent marching and Wigan managed to cling on to the win, running out as 19-18 victors over Wire.

News of his ban was confirmed yesterday at the Match Review Panel with the Wigan Warriors man handed a Grade D charge and a three-game ban, as well as a £250 fine. That meant he was set to miss the Challenge Cup Final against Warrington on Saturday and it has now been confirmed that will be the case with Wigan Warriors not appealing Keighran’s ban.

Wigan also saw Tyler Dupree banned with the forward handed a Grade D charge that carried a three-game ban and a £250 fine for a headbutt. Dupree was seen to thrust his head towards ex-Wigan man Sam Powell whilst in the tackle but the incident was missed by the match officials.

It wasn’t missed the Match Review Panel who slapped him with a three-game ban and he too will also miss the clash at Wembley on Saturday after Wigan Warriors also decided against appealing that ban.

As such, Matt Peet will now be without two of his most influential players with Wigan lacking a clear replacement at centre bar young Zach Eckersley or utility man Ryan Hampshire. Dupree can likely be replaced like-for-like more easily given how many forwards the club boasts but his injection of power off the bench will certainly be missed.

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Sam Halsall at Wigan Warriors, before joining Huddersfield Giants.

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Super League Disciplinary Round 13: Wigan Warriors bore the brunt of the bans

Outside of the two bans for Dupree and Keighran, there was only one more and that came for Sheffield Eagles’ Matty Marsh who was handed a two-match ban. He has also not appealed it meaning that he will miss the 1895 Cup Final, scheduled to be played immediately after the Men’s Challenge Cup Final.

Wigan Warriors did see hooker Brad O’Neill cited for a late hit on Josh Drinkwater but he escaped with just a Grade A charge and a fine meaning he’s available for Saturday’s Wembley showdown against Warrington Wolves.

Player Club Charge Grade Sanction
Tyler Dupree Wigan Warriors Head Butt D 3 Match Penalty Notice and a £250 fine
Adam Keighran Wigan Warriors Head Contact D 3 Match Penalty Notice and a £250 fine
Brad O’Neill Wigan Warriors Dangerous Contact A £250 fine
Liam Watts Castleford Tigers Dangerous Contact A £250 fine
Frankie Halton Leigh Leopards Dangerous Contact B £250 fine
Deon Cross Salford Red Devils Dangerous Contact B £250 fine
Rhyse Kennedy London Broncos Dangerous Contact B £250 fine
Harry Rushton Huddersfield Giants Dangerous Contact B £250 fine
Matty Marsh Sheffield Eagles Dangerous Throw/Lift D 2 Match Penalty Notice and a £125 fine
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