Gilmour waits on hearing

FORMER Great Britain, St Helens, Wigan Warriors, Huddersfield Giants, Bradford Bulls, Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats star Lee Gilmour is sweating on the Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League’s next disciplinary meeting following his dismissal during last Saturday’s home Division One fixture between Shaw Cross Sharks and Hunslet Warriors.

Gilmour, who is back where it all started for him at Shaw Cross, was sent off on 30 minutes for “alleged contact to the head”.

The loose forward, 38, had previously crossed to help give the Sharks a 16-0 lead.

His team-mates subsequently held out for a 22-16 win in the battle to avoid relegation.

Gilmour, who earned 15 caps for Great Britain, made his first Open Age appearance for Shaw Cross in the fixture with Elland in late July.

A member of Shaw Cross’ Hall of Fame, he said at the time: “I always wanted to play a few games for the Sharks once I had retired and when my good friend Andy Burland said he was returning to play I thought the timing was right.

“There’s also a few lads I coached that I wanted to have a run out with.

“This is a bit of fun for me, to play alongside some friends, which is why I started playing. I’m delighted to be playing my final games for the club where it all started for me.”

Sharks Head Coach Brett Turner said: “It is fantastic to have someone like Lee in the team. He coached some of these lads when they were youth players and it will be good for them to get the chance to play alongside a man who is one of Rugby League’s most successful players.”