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Ex-Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves man Richard Mathers slams Josh Charnley ban

The Disciplinary Match Review Panel revealed their minutes and suspensions on Monday.

On the list was Warrington Wolves winger Josh Charnley, who has received a two-match ban for Grade C Kicking.

Charnley’s charge reads: “Law 15.1(a) Striking – Kicking – Trips, kicks or strikes another player – Kicking – makes light contact with opponent Grade C.”

But, the winger, who has been in excellent form for the Wolves so far this season, called into question the ban, tweeting: “Can someone from the RFL call me and explain why I’m banned for 2 games??”

Whilst Charnley was baffled by the decision, former Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves star Richard Mathers had his own say on the incident.

Mathers tweeted: “Apparently this is the one….. I reiterate… I. OFFICIALLY. GIVE. UP. Rebranding- Super League Touch & Pass. That’ll catch on…. They must grade these after 10 pints.”

Charnley has scored eight tries in four games, with Warrington going down narrowly 24-18 to Catalans Dragons last Friday night.

The Wolves will take on reigning champions St Helens this Friday night as they attempt to get back on the horse following the disappointment of the loss to the Dragons.

But, they will have to make do without Charnley as well as forward Matt Davis who has been handed a one-match ban for Grade B Dangerous Tackle.

St Helens, meanwhile, will be without in-form centre Konrad Hurrell who has been given a one-match ban for a late hit in Saints’ demolition of Hull KR on Friday night.

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