Ryan Bailey Leeds Rhinos prop has been handed a one match ban and a £300 fine, Meaning he will miss tonight’s crucial third place decider against Wigan Warriors.
Bailey a notorious tough man and self proclaimed “Bash Brother” was involved with an incident in Fridays game Vs Catalan dragons. The incident took place after the Dragons winger Damien Blanch (he’s not even French) was deemed in touch and as a result tempers from both teams peeked in an already incident prone game, both players where sin binned by Referee Phil Bentham and the Ban and fine where as a result of a hearing of the League Disciplinary hearing.
The ban means Bailey will miss the Rhinos match later this evening against League rivals Wigan Warriors in which a win could catapult the Rhinos ahead of the Warriors into third place and a home birth in the upcoming playoffs.
The ban will be slightly lessened for rhinos fans with the return of fellow “Bash Brother” Brett Delaney and fan favourite Jamie Jones-Buchanan both named in McDermotts 19 man squad.
Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin will also miss the game after sustaining a calf injury in last weeks thrilling 1 point loss to Hull a reversal of the previous weeks Challenge Cup final. Despite O’Loughlins absence Sam Tomkins, Pat Richards, and Liam Farrell return to the fold after missing the previous game with a mixture of injuries.
The teams face off in a man of steel special game to celebrate the launch of Man Of Steel the superman film later this year with both teams wearing limited edition customised Superman shirts in honour of the event with fans encouraged to come dressed as their favourite hero.
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