Wakefield Trinity Wildcats: Ah Van gets five games for dangerous tackle which injured Gibson

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Widnes winger Patrick Ah Van has been handed a five-match ban for a dangerous throw on Wakefield Wildcats centre Ashley Gibson.

The former Bradford player pleaded guilty to the grade E offence when he appeared in front of a Rugby Football League disciplinary panel in Leeds.

Ah Van was sin-binned for the tackle on Gibson, who sustained a dislocated shoulder, during the early stages of the Vikings’ 18-16 home Super League defeat.

Widnes will also be without left winger Stefan Marsh for their next two matches after he admitted an offence of tripping, while hooker Aaron Heremaia avoided any punishment after submitting an early-guilty plea to a minor charge of punching.

Wakefield hooker Scott Moore has been banned for two matches for his part in the stormy match.

He was found guilty of a grade B high tackle on Ah Van but was told no further action would be taken on two minor charges of punching and contrary conduct.

Wigan forward Tony Clubb will lose his ever-present record this season after accepting a one-match ban for striking with his shoulder during Wigan’s Super League defeat at Warrington last Thursday.

Clubb opted to submit an early guilty plea and will miss his club’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth-round tie at Dewsbury on Sunday.

Former Wigan hooker Logan Tomkins will sit out Salford’s cup tie at Castleford on Saturday after admitting making dangerous contact on Hull KR scrum-half Albert Kelly during the Red Devils’ league win over Rovers.

The tribunal downgraded the initial charge from grade C to B and imposed a one-match ban.

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