Kaide Ellis: Wigan unsuccessful in ban appeal

Josh McAllister
Super League Kaide Ellis

Wigan prop Kaide Ellis returns from a five-match suspension

Kaide Ellis will serve his five-match ban after Wigan were unsuccessful in reducing the length of the suspension.

Ellis, 25, was handed the ban for throwing punches in the round five fixture in Perpignan.

The forward had been charged with a Grade E offence and was handed his ban by the tribunal.

Catalans’ Jordan Dezaria’s charge was reduced to a Grade C from Grade E. He received a three match suspension.

Wigan boss has say on Kaide Ellis

Ahead of the appeal, Wigan head coach Matt Peet spoke to the press about the decision.

He said: “We feel it was something that warrants further discussion. We understand what he did was unacceptable. But we feel that the length of the ban needs reconsideration.”

Wigan face Salford in the Challenge Cup this Friday. Ellis missed their recent win over Castleford at the DW Stadium in the first game of his suspension.

He could return for their home clash with Salford later in April. Of course, that could be earlier if Peet’s side enjoy a cup run.

If successful, he will miss the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup, due to be played over the weekend of April 9-10. That would mean his last ban would be Good Friday’s clash against St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Will Pryce handed length suspension

Huddersfield full-back Will Pryce has received a 10-match suspension following his independent disciplinary tribunal hearing.

Pryce, 19, was sent from the field for a dangerous tackle on Hull’s Connor Wynne on Sunday.

He was charged with a Grade F earlier this week.

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