Josh McGuire slapped with big ban over “disability discrimination”

Warrington Wolves star signing Josh McGuire has been found guilty of an unacceptable language charge which the RFL has confirmed pertains to a case of “disability discrimination” during Ben Currie’s testimonial.

The RFL released the following statement:

“Warrington Wolves’ Josh McGuire has been found guilty of using Unacceptable Language (disability discrimination) towards an opponent during his side’s recent pre-season game against Leigh Leopards at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

“McGuire was dismissed during the match and referred to tribunal on a Grade F charge carrying a minimum six-match suspension. He is also fined £1,000 and required to undertake mandatory education.

“Leigh’s Taealoaloa ‘Tom’ Amone, who was also referred to the independent tribunal on a Grade F charge of using Unacceptable Language, was found not guilty.

“The definition of ‘Unacceptable Language’ is stated on page 8 of the RFL’s Operational Rules 2023,  associated grading guidelines are set out on page 332 and sentencing guidelines on page 336.”

McGuire had been named in Warrington’s squad for the Round One clash against Leeds Rhinos.

Now he will likely join fellow new signing Matty Russell on the side lines.

Amone meanwhile is available for Round One as the Leopards host Salford Red Devils in a big return to the competition with the Leopards hosting the Scouting For Girls at Leigh Sports Village.

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