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Warrington Wolves learn disciplinary appeal verdict over Harrison ban

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It’s been a very busy day for Warrington Wolves and one that could be seen as characterising ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, with the announcement that they will play in Las Vegas, the sad news of Connor Wrench’s season-ending injury and now the disciplinary tribunal for James Harrison.

Harrison was one of three Super League players banned from the Round 16 games with the England international being handed a one-match ban after his Grade B charge for ‘Dangerous Contact’ was confirmed by the Match Review Panel.

That ban would rule him out for the club’s clash with Leeds Rhinos on Thursday night, however, he was curiously named in the team’s 21-man squad for that game suggesting that an appeal may be in the pipeline.

Earlier, the RFL confirmed to Serious About Rugby League that Warrington Wolves had appealed the charge with the tribunal set for tonight. That means two Super League clubs will be in attendance after St Helens confirmed that they would appeal Moses Mbye’s one-match ban.

The verdict of that Operational Rules Tribunal has now been confirmed with Warrington Wolves learning the fate of their player and whether he will be available for selection on Thursday night.

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Warrington Wolves learn James Harrison fate

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Harrison has been in very good form this season and even earned himself a recall to Shaun Wane’s squad, playing in the international against France just over a week ago.

It has now been confirmed by the RFL that Warrington Wolves and James Harrison were successful in their appeal with the ban now overturned.

They revealed: “Warrington Wolves’ James Harrison has won his appeal against a one match penalty notice for Grade B Dangerous Contact during his side’s Betfred Super League match against Huddersfield Giants last week.”

Today’s verdict will mean that Wire fans will be able to see Harrison in action on Thursday night when Sam Burgess’ side take on Leeds Rhinos.

As referenced. it has been a busy day for Warrington Wolves with their involvement in the NRL season-opener confirmed. They will take on Wigan Warriors in early March in Las Vegas as part of a huge event that’s been described as “mouthwatering”.

On a less positive note, it was confirmed that their 22-year-old centre will miss the remainder of the season after the club confirmed he will undergo surgery for an ACL injury. He’s the club’s second young rising talent to be ruled out for the year after half-back Leon Hayes.

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