Oct 15, 2023
Warrington Wolves forward facing another lengthy suspension
JOSH MCGUIRE could be set for another lengthy suspension after it was
JOSH MCGUIRE could be set for another lengthy suspension after it was confirmed he will face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow.
Having been referred for further investigation last week after a report of unacceptable language was made during Warrington Wolves' defeat at Leigh Leopards last week, the Australian forward has now been handed a Grade F charge following this week's Match Review Panel sitting.
McGuire's case will now go before the Operational Rules Tribunal tomorrow and if found guilty, he faces a second long ban of the year.
It is the second time the former Queensland, Samoa and Australia representative has been charged with using unacceptable language against Leigh this year - he was banned for seven matches after being sent off against the Leopards during Ben Currie's Testimonial match.
The usual banning range for Grade F charges is a minimum of six matches but given this would be McGuire's second offence, he looks likely to face a much longer suspension this time around.
Since returning from his first suspension, McGuire has made seven appearances for Warrington but missed Sunday's Magic Weekend defeat to Hull FC with a knee injury.
The MRP have also handed Wire forward Joe Bullock a Grade B charge of dangerous contact following the game at St James' Park.
However, the prop is free to face Huddersfield Giants on Saturday having escaped a suspension - he will instead pay a £250 fine.
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