Chase deserves long ban, says Paul Anderson

Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has insisted that the RFL should “throw the book” at Salford half-back Rangi Chase for the challenge that left Brett Ferres sidelined for the long-term.

Chase was charged with a Grade E dangerous throw following a challenge on Ferres in their Good Friday clash. It could see him cop an eight-match ban per the disciplinary structures, and Anderson believes that wouldn’t even be enough.

“If it’s eight it’s still not enough,” Anderson told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

“To be honest, I’d really like to see them throw the book at Chase for what he did to Brett. It was a cowardly attack and he’s got history, hasn’t he?

“There’s no way I’d ever coach a player to attack the standing leg of an opponent, which is what happened here. I’ve got two bad knees because of that.”

Anderson himself confirmed that the club aren’t sure how long Ferres will be out of action for – but it will be a lengthy period.

“At this stage, we still don’t know for sure how long Brett’s going to be out – he’s still undergoing scans – but we’re definitely looking at between three and four months.

“We certainly missed Brett against Hull KR, although even with him in the side it would still have been a struggle because of the errors we’re still continuing to make.”