Wigan prop Ollie Partington handed four-match ban

Wigan prop Ollie Partington has been banned for four matches for a cannonball tackle on Hull KR’s Robbie Mulhern.

The 21-year-old was charged by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel for a Grade D offence of making dangerous contact on prop Mulhern, who suffered a knee injury in the tackle.

Partington pleaded guilty when he appeared in front of a disciplinary tribunal in Leeds on Tuesday but challenged the grading.

However, the tribunal said it was satisfied with the grading and Partington was handed a four-match ban and a £500 fine.

Partington is the second Wigan player to be suspended after Ben Flower was given a two-match ban for a similar tackle on Hull KR back-rower Matty Storton in the same match.

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  1. Surely the Wigan club need hauling in to explain why they continue to use this tactic. Its very dangerous and should be driven from the game.

  2. Wigan always doing this, it makes me cringe every time,but if the authorities don’t clamp down on them they’ll just carry on doing it!

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