Wigan forward Romain Navarrete accepts one-match ban

Wigan front-rower Romain Navarrete withdrew his challenge on the grading of his dangerous contact charge and has accepted a one-match ban.

The 24-year-old withdrew his challenge on the grading of a Grade B dangerous contact charge from the Warriors’ win over Leeds Rhinos last Thursday. He has now accepted a one-match ban and will miss Wigan’s clash with Warrington Wolves on Friday.

Elsewhere, Keighley Cougars star Brad Nicholson pleaded guilty to Grade F other contrary behaviour and is banned for eight games with a £75 fine.

Batley Bulldogs forward James Brown challenged the grading of a Grade B striking charge.

The independent operational rules tribunal panel, consisting of Chris Batty, Andy Raleigh and Danny Sculthorpe, agreed with the original penalty notice.

The 30-year-old is banned for two games plus an additional match due to the unreasonable challenge. He is fined £250 as well as forfeiting a £250 bond.

Also, Hull FC back-rower Sika Manu accepted a three-match penalty notice for Grade C dangerous contact, while Keighley Cougars forward Darrell Griffin accepted a one-match suspension for Grade B other contrary behaviour.

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