What Josh McGuire said about the comments he allegedly made to receive 12-match ban

Josh McGuire has been hit with a huge 12-match ban and given a £1,000 fine.

The Warrington Wolves loose-forward was found guilty of a Grade F charge of “unacceptable language.”

According to the RFL’s minutes from the tribunal, McGuire allegedly used language that discriminates against the disabled as well as being aimed towards a member of Leigh Leopards star Josh Charnley’s family,

McGuire categorically denied this as per the RFL minutes: “He informed the Tribunal that he had no knowledge about Mr Charnley or his family and that the words he was alleged to have used would not be something he would say. He did not know why he had been accused.

“He added that it had been an aggressive game and as he completed the tackle on Mr Charnley, he did call him a “rat” due to a previous incident in a pre-season game between the two sides.”

His defence was less about the events and more about making statements on his character proving he wouldn’t have said something like that:

“He concentrated on making statements as to his character and why he would not use the words rather than focusing upon the events.”