Wakefield Trinity trialist Hugo Salabio has received a seven-match suspension following an independent tribunal on Tuesday evening.
The 22-year-old was sent off on his debut for the club for a spear tackle on opposition half-back Richie Myler during Sunday’s Super League fixture at Belle Vue.
Salabio, a prop forward, joined Mark Applegarth’s side on a 28-day trial just last month and was making his first appearance before being sent off four minutes into the second half.
He received a Grade F charge by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel on Monday.
A statement on Tuesday from the RFL read: “Wakefield Trinity’s Hugo Salabio has today been banned for seven matches by an independent tribunal.
“Salabio admitted a charge of Grade F spear tackle committed during Sunday’s Super League match against Leeds Rhinos. He is also fined £1,000.”
It could mark the end of his Super League hopes for now, with no contract confirmed for the ex-Catalans forward.
The former Toulouse representative most recently featured in the French Elite 1 competition with Pia Donkeys, before being handed a trial with Wakefield alongside ex-Catalans winger Romain Franco.
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