Ward banned for Clark punch-up

Stevie Ward banned

Leeds Rhinos’ Stevie Ward has taken the option of an Early Guilty Plea after he was charged with grade B punching during Friday’s clash against Warrington.

Ward will subsequently be banned for one match meaning he will miss this Friday’s game against Leigh Centurions at Headingley Carnegie.

The incident occurred in the 60th minute of the match when Ward and Wolves’ hooker Daryl Clark came together, both throwing punches.

The pair were sent to the sin-bin by referee James Child and charged with a grade B offence by the match review panel on Monday.

Clark will learn his fate on Wednesday evening when his case is heard by the Independent Operational Rules Tribunal at Red Hall in Leeds.

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