Warrington Wolves are battling with Salford Red Devils for sixth spot and joining Wigan Warriors, Hull KR and Leigh Leopards in the play offs.
They need a win against Huddersfield Giants this week to secure their place in the play offs.
However, they have suffered a blow in losing Paul Vaughan to a long term ban for unnecessary contact against St Helens on Sione Mata’utia who appeared injured.
He was banned for four game which would mean the prop would miss the play offs if the Wolves secured their place.
Unhappy with the ban, Warrington are looking at appealing the decision:
“He’s gutted about it obviously. He’s been a massive part of what we’ve done this year, anything that has been successful around the team he’s been involved in that. What I would like to say as well is we fully understand and respect what a grade E charge is and we get that and if we’re going to go any further into this, we’re just looking into it at the moment.”
He also spoke about the impact on Vaughan: “Yeah, that’s tough, isn’t it? It’s tough on the lads, it’s tough on Paul and ultimately the fans as well.”
He also called for more common sense: “Maybe, and that’s something that we’ll look into and I’m sure that the people within the game are looking to. I’ll say again, we get why it’s there, we get this grade E charge, we see what that’s about; but I think there’s a bigger picture here, isn’t there?”
He also spoke about injuries: “We’ll make that decision tomorrow when they come in, and see where we are with the squad and how that looks. We’ll know better tomorrow and how they pull up after what’s been done here.”
There was also an update on Joe Bullock: “Yeah, he ran yesterday, he’s another. The medical team are going to have calls this morning to see how everybody is, there’s a lot of tissue injuries here so it totally depends on how they are.”
The Wolves will be hoping to get a win over the Giants come Friday to secure their play off spot.