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.
With the match review panel tomorrow, McGuire admitted he was still confused by the red as well.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he also suggested that he was confident he wouldn’t get a ban:
“To be honest, I’m still waiting to hear the report as well because there was a bit of a back and forth between the two teams under the posts after we scored and we went back to half way and I got a red card so the review is going tomorrow and I’m hoping it all gets settled and that I’m ready to go on Thursday.”
When asked if there was no longer a place for him and players of his ilk in rugby league he said:
“Time will tell mate. I’ve come here to play well and play a good game of football. But you compete and the emotions get high. I know nothing bad got said. So, I’m very excited about making my Super League debut next week.”
McGuire also underlined his excitement at the opportunity to play in England specifically the Challenge Cup:
“I just love rugby league and it is important to immerse yourself in what you do. I’m excited to play, especially in the Challenge Cup.”
Sounds like maybe a bit of inexperience from a young ref . ??