Trio charged following ill-disciplined Challenge Cup tie

Josh McAllister
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Three players have been charged following the ill-disciplined Challenge Cup third round tie between Orrell St James and Midlands Hurricanes.

The fixture in Wigan included three sin-bins and three red cards all inside an explosive 10 minutes.

Two players from the National Conference League outfit have been referred to next Tuesday’s operational rules tribunal.

Sam Wilson has been charged with Grade F punching. Meanwhile, Jake Williams has been copped with a Grade E dangerous throw.

Wilson has also been charged with using foul and abusive language towards the match official, a Grade D charge which carries a two-match penalty notice.

Midlands Hurricanes forward Dom Flanagan was sent from the field for a late hit on Wilson. He has been charged with a Grade C dangerous contact, which carries a one-match penalty notice.

Three other players have been charged following the weekend’s Challenge Cup action.

READ: Challenge Cup third round results and round-up

Elsewhere in the Challenge Cup

Featherstone outside-back Josh Hardcastle has received a one-match ban. The 30-year-old was charged with a Grade C kicking. The details of the charge reading: “Kicking opponent – makes full contact with opponent (but not the head of the opponent) in aggressive violent manner.”

Rochdale’s Aiden Roden was charged with a Grade B late contact and received a £40 fine. The Hornets fell to a 38-18 defeat to Dewsbury.

Widnes forward Olly Davis was fined £125 for a Grade B late contact on passer following his side’s 80-4 victory over Wests Warriors. John Kear’s Vikings drew Liam Finn’s Rams away in the fourth round of the prestigious competition. 

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