Super League star set to play this weekend despite “further investigation” into “unacceptable language”

Warrington Wolves star Josh McGuire has been “referred for further investigation” after he was cited for “unacceptable language.”

McGuire was suspended for a huge seven games after a red card in pre-season against Leigh Leopards in which he was deemed to have used unacceptable language.

It is unknown where this investigation will lead.

It was also unknown how it would be carried out but an RFL spokesperson has explained what happens next in this case.

He said:

“Leigh Leopards have until close of play Tuesday to make any submissions.

“That means there wouldn’t be any decision made in time for a case to go to an Operational Rules Tribunal tomorrow.

“So it would be next week before it’s considered – if there is a charge and that depends on Leigh.”

So, the ball is in the court of the Leigh Leopards with regards to what happens next with McGuire.

It is an awkward situation for the Leopards who had a player provide evidence against McGuire for his seven match ban and it could be the same again for McGuire here.

It remains to be seen where this all goes and whether McGuire will have a case to answer.

However, as the case will not be heard until next week, it means the loose-forward will be able to feature against Hull FC at Magic Weekend.