Leigh star Jamie Acton facing lengthy ban

Leigh front-rower Jamie Acton is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being charged with a Grade E intentional strike with his elbow.

The 26-year-old was sent off in Leigh Centurions’ 30-12 win over Batley Bulldogs on Sunday after striking Tom Hemingway with his elbow. Hemingway went to hospital shortly after the incident in an ambulance but has now been given the all clear.

Acton has now been referred to a tribunal after receiving a Grade E charge by the match review panel. This type of suspension could be between four and eight games.

Elsewhere, Featherstone Rovers ace Matty Wildie has been handed a one-match ban for foul and abusive language to a match official.

Whitehaven forward Ellis Gillam has received a one-match suspension for a Grade B high tackle.

Hunslet’s Dwayne Straugheir and Hemel Stags’ Kadeem Williams have both received cautions for dangerous throws.

Toulouse Olympique ace Rhys Curran has been referred to a tribunal for a Grade D dangerous throw, as has London Skolars’ Mike Greenhalgh for a Grade E dangerous throw.