Flower facing possible three-match ban

Wigan forward Ben Flower is facing a Grade C charge this week, following his red card against Warrington last week.

If found guilty, the Welshman is looking at a two to three-match ban. He does not have the option of an Early Guilty Plea (EGP).

Flower was among nine players facing charges this week after the Match Review Panel looked at the weekend’s action, with Kevin Brown of Widnes, and Joe Greenwood of St Helens, the other two Super League players facing charges.

Match Review Panel Charges:

Ben Flower (Wigan Warriors) – Strikes with elbow/forearm, Grade C (EGP not available)
Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) – Punching, Grade A (EGP not available)
Joe Greenwood (St Helens) – Punching, Grade A (EGP available)
Richie Hughes (Coventry Bears) – Dangerous Throw, Grade B (EGP available)
Connor Farrar (South Wales Scorpions) – Punching, Grade A (EGP available)
Mick Govin (All Golds) – Punching, Grade A (EGP available)
Jono Smith (Rochdale Hornets) – Questioning the integrity of a Match Official, Grade C (EGP available)
Danny Hulme (Toulouse Olympique) – Dangerous Throw, Grade B (EGP available)
Bastien Ader (Toulouse Olympique) – Dangerous Throw, Grade B (EGP not available)

The following players were issued with Cautions by the Match Review Panel:

Tim Spears (Featherstone Rovers) Tripping
Craig Hall (Wakefield Wildcats) Contact with Match Official
Lee Smith (Leigh Centurions) Other Contrary Behaviour
Mourad Kriouache (Toulouse Olympique) Dangerous Throw

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