Super League’s star’s fate in the hands of rivals ahead of 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 tomorrow (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.

The only player banned from Round 13 as of now is Leeds Rhinos’ James McDonnell for punching.