Widnes star facing lengthy ban for abusing match official

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Widnes utility Jack Owens is facing a three to five match ban for foul and abusive language towards a match official. 

The 24-year-old was sent off in Friday’s defeat at Wakefield in the Challenge Cup sixth round for abusive language language towards a touch judge.

Owens faces a ban of between three and five games after being charged with a Grade D offence of using foul and abusive language to a match official.

The case has been been referred to a tribunal.

Owens will miss the Vikings’ upcoming games against Leigh, York and Barrow. He could even be suspended for their clashes with Featherstone and Batley.

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