RFL address what Josh McGuire allegedly said to receive 12 match ban

On Tuesday night Warrington Wolves star Josh McGuire was found guilty of a Grade F offence.

Well over a week after the issue was referred for further investigation after Round 13, the loose-forward went to tribunal on Tuesday night having been formally charged on the Monday by the Match Review Panel.

The tribunal found him guilty after two and a half hours.

He was banned for 12 matches and fined £1000.

He allegedly used discriminatory language aimed towards a member of Leigh Leopards star Josh Charnley’s family.

The tribunal addressed what he allegedly said in the reasons for the decision saying that no one should have to be subjected to such comments.

The tribunal said: “The Tribunal also took into account that it was clear both at the time of the offence and in the hearing that Mr Charnley had been profoundly and understandably upset by the remark.

“In any workplace and on the rugby field, people should not have to be subjected to abuse particularly if it is discriminatory and directed towards members of their family.”

McGuire retains the right to appeal which is in place until next week.

According to reports, his future is up in the air at Warrington.