Hull FC: Captain Ellis banned for two games

Hull FC will be without captain Gareth Ellis for their Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth-round tie against Salford Red Devils after he was given a two-match ban.

The former England forward submitted an early-guilty plea to making a dangerous shoulder charge during his side’s 7-0 home First Utility Super League defeat by Widnes Vikings on Sunday.

It means the 32-year-old will miss Friday’s league match against Salford at the KC Stadium, as well as the cup tie between the two clubs six days later.

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