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.