Warrington Wolves have confirmed the immediate exit of Josh McGuire following his 12 match ban.
After a long tribunal two weeks ago, a verdict McGuire was finally reached.
The loose forward was given one of the longest bans we’ve seen as well as a fine.
He then chose not to appeal the suspension.
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.
The club confirmed the news today on social media saying McGuire had left my mutual agreement and with immediate effect.
It also confirmed a rumour that had been going round social media saying that McGuire had already returned to Australia.
The club also wished him well saying: “We wish Josh well in his next chapter.”
The statement in full read:
“The Club can confirm that Josh McGuire has left the Wire by mutual agreement with immediate effect.
“McGuire has now returned to Australia with his family. We wish Josh well in his next chapter.”
It was certainly a complicated case.
The Operational Rules Tribunal began last week at 19:30 but the results were not published until 22:00 giving an insight into how thorough this was.
It leaves Warrington in a position where two of their forwards who started the season with the club have departed with Josh McGuire following Thomas Mikaele out of the club.
Mikaele’s departure was in much better circumstances as he joined Gold Coast Titans after a year at the Halliwell Jones.