Sacked Griffin may pondering legal action against Featherstone

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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS could face legal action over their decision to sack veteran prop-forward Darrell Griffin.

The 36-year-old was dismissed two days ago for alleged “gross misconduct”.

The club say he played three “unauthorised” games for Morley Rugby Union Club and was in breach of the Rovers contract he signed last August.

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In a statement, Rovers claimed Griffin had been told “categorically” not to play union.

He was initially suspended by the Championship club in December and then sacked following an appeal last week.

But the player is unhappy with the decision and may take it further.

Griffin told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I am disappointed for it to finish like this and I’ll be taking some legal advice.”

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The former Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils man declined to comment further, but in a message on social media he thanked Rovers’ players and fans and claimed the club have acted “inappropriately” and “without due cause”.

Josh Griffin, who plays for Hull, has defended his brother on social media, alleging he had permission to play union.

Rovers’ senior squad are currently on a five-day training camp in Alicante, Spain. Players, staff and directors have contributed towards the cost.

Rovers’ play host to Championship rivals Halifax in a pre-season game on Sunday.