Ah Van could be hit with eight-game ban

Widnes winger Patrick Ah Van is one of three Vikings players who could be banned by the RFL’s disciplinary panel this evening if found guilty of the charge brought to him.

Ah Van could potentially get between a four and eight-match ban if he is found guilty of a grade E dangerous throw on Wakefield centre Ashley Gibson in last Friday’s 18-16 home defeat by the Wildcats.

Gibson sustained a dislocated shoulder in the tackle and Ah Van was sin-binned for the offence.

In a stormy game, referee Joe Cobb also sin-binned two other Widnes players, Stefan Marsh for tripping, and hooker Lloyd White for a professional foul, and sent off Aaron Heremaia (Widnes) and Scott Moore (Wakefield) for fighting.

Marsh has been charged with a grade C offence, which carries a sanction of two to three matches, Heremaia has been cited for a grade A offence of punching. Both players are eligible to submit early guilty pleas but Ah Van must appear in front of a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

Moore will also face a hearing after being hit with three separate charges. He is accused of a grade B high tackle and two minor grade A offences of punching and contrary behaviour.

Meanwhile, Wigan’s Tony Clubb has been hit with a Grade B striking charge following Wigan’s loss at Warrington last week, with Salford’s Logan Tomkins charged with a Grade C dangerous contact charge.