Hardaker and Simon face possible suspension

Leeds Rhinos' Zak Hardaker.
Leeds Rhinos' Zak Hardaker.
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LEEDS RHINOS and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats could both have a player missing through suspension this week.

Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has been charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on Travis Burns in last Friday’s 46-18 win over St Helens.

Hardaker, who was sin-binned for the incident, has the option of submitting an early guilty plea, which would mean a one-game ban.

A suspension would leave Rhinos facing a major headache ahead of Thursday’s trip to Wigan Warriors as both second-choice full-back Ashton Golding and Liam Sutcliffe, who filled in during Hardaker’s recent layoff due to an ankle problem, are on the injured list.

Wildcats’ Mickael Simon has been charged with two separate Grade B offences of raising his knees in a tackle in last Wednesday’s win over Hull.

He will appear before the RFL disciplinary committee this evening and faces a ban of up to two games for each offence.

Hull’s Mickey Paea has been charged with making a Grade C dangerous throw on Wakefield’s Danny Washbrook in the 58th minute of the same fixture.

He will also appear at tonight’s hearing and could be banned for up to three games.

A suspension would rule him out of Sunday’s home game against Castleford Tigers.

Warrington’s Daryl Clark (Grade A dangerous contact on Wigan Warriors’ George Williams) and Ashton Sims (Grade B punching on Williams) were also charged, but are eligible for an early guilty plea.

Warrington visit Wakefield on Sunday.

Tom Briscoe.

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