Josh McGuire makes decision on whether to appeal mammoth ban

After a long tribunal last week, a verdict  on Josh McGuire was finally reached.

The loose forward has been given one of the longest bans we’ve seen as well as a fine.

The Operational Rules Tribunal began at 19:30 but the results were not published until 22:00 giving an insight into how thorough this was.

McGuire was ultimately banned for 12-match, meaning he will miss a total of 19 games through suspension following a similar incident prior to this season, and fined £1000.

Serious About Rugby League confirmed yesterday that McGuire had until today to appeal the ban as today marks a week since receiving a written verdict.

Serious About Rugby League can now confirm that McGuire WILL NOT appeal his 12 match ban.

This means his Warrington career remains up in the air.

There has been a suggestion that the verdict could see Warrington terminate his contract with numerous reports of that.

Speaking on Wire TV, Daryl Powell addressed the situation saying nothing would be decided until McGuire decides to appeal the ban or not:

“I won’t comment on it.

“Josh has the right to appeal so it would be unfair for me to say anything on that.

“We’ll let that go through its due process.”