Hull captain Ellis charged with striking Wakefield's Simon

Hull captain Gareth Ellis has been charged with grade B reckless striking following a tackle on Mickael Simon in his team's 46-28 win at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 4:02 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 5:09 pm
Gareth Ellis.

He faces a ban of up to two games, reduced to one with an early guilty plea.

Ellis, a former Wakefield player, was not charged over an earlier challenge which left Anthony Tupou with a mouth injury and concussion.

The match review panel’s report on that incident - which was placed on report by referee Richard Silverwood - stated: “Player making legitimate attempt to tackle opponent.

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“Player’s shoulder does not make contact with head of opponent. Accidental clash of heads in the tackle.”

Meanwhile, Castleford Tigers’ Andy Lynch has been charged with making grade A dangerous contact on James Donaldson in the 56th minute of Hull KR’s win at the Jungle on Sunday.

Lynch will not be banned if he submits an early guilty plea.