Joe Greenwood banned for three matches after red card

Joe Greenwood (15) of Huddersfield Giants is tackled by Alrix Da Costa (14) of Catalans Dragons

Huddersfield forward Joe Greenwood has been handed a three-match ban following his red card in the defeat to Catalans at the weekend.

Greenwood, 28, was sent off by referee Ben Thaler after a high tackle on Dragons centre Samisoni Langi in the second half at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

The only other player handed a ban was Salford half-back Kevin Brown, who was given a one match penalty notice for a trip in their defeat to Hull.

He will miss Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie against former club Widnes.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield’s Matt English and Castleford’s Adam Milner were charged with Grade A dangerous tackle offences, though escaped a ban, while Salford’s Ryan Lannon received a caution.

There was no charge brought in relation to the incident in the game between Wigan and Wakefield that saw England winger Tom Johnstone leave the field not to return with a head knock.

Trinity coach Chris Chester had suggested that Wigan’s Willie Isa should receive punishment for the tackle, though Warriors coach Adrian Lam disagreed.

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  1. As usual Wigan player can high tackle a man and put him out of not one but two games and this is not seen as a offence. Greenwood made a high tackle which there is no excuse for but gets a three match ban. How many Wigan supporters are on the disciplinary committee ?

    • If you honestly think isas tackle was high then I don’t think you have got a clue what a high tackle is every time we play Wakefield they have a problem with how we play this is what I think Chris Chester and his team need to start training harder and tuthen up as they are showing them selfs up

  2. Wakefield need to stop going on about how Wigan play and man up a bit as they show them selfs up every time they play Wigan. Wigan just are a hard team that play hard and ruff I know a few rugby league lads and they all say to me they don’t like playing Wigan as they just seem to play the game harder than any other team so stop moning and just get on with it

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