Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has issued a public apology regarding the ‘spear’ tackle that saw him sent off – and subsequently banned for five games – following the tackle on St Helens’ Jonny Lomax.
With the Giants in front 16-8 with just 15 minutes left, Ferres saw red for the controversial tackle on the St Helens full-back. The Giants went on to lose a controversial fixture 17-16 due to a late Luke Walsh drop-goal.
And Ferres took to social media to apologise for his actions, writing: “I would just like to publically apologise to Jonny Lomax for the incident that occurred on Sunday; I would never intentionally put someone in a position that could potentially injure them.
“There was no intent or malice in the tackle and I am glad that Jonny is okay.
“I have accepted my punishment and hopefully we won’t see any more incidents like this in the game.”