Jamie Jones-Buchanan compares banned star to angry touchline parent

Last week Warrington Wolves star Josh McGuire was “referred for further investigation” after he was cited for “unacceptable language.”

On Monday, it was confirmed that McGuire could face a huge ban for this offence.

This came as he was charged by the Match Review Panel this week with a Grade F charge.

He was referred to a tribunal on Tuesday night and was hit with a huge 12 match ban.

McGuire was suspended for a huge seven games after a red card in pre-season against Leigh Leopards in which he was deemed to have used unacceptable language.

It has also been revealed that McGuire entered a not guilty plea at the tribunal which started at 19:30 but the results were only released at 22:00.

The statement read:

“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.”

Jamie Jones-Buchanan has now had his say on the matter.

“You have to commend the RFL for me,” said Buchanan.

“In the community game you have a big issue with parents, referees and young kids getting abuse.

“So this is a good statement for the RFL to make.”