Jones-Buchanan pens apology following two-match ban

Jamie Jones-Buchanan has apologised for the tackle that saw him handed a two-match suspension.

The veteran Leeds forward was sin-binned in Leeds’ final Qualifiers game against Leigh for a tackle on Greg Worthington, with the Match Review Panel deciding to take further action following the incident.

Jones-Buchanan was unable to attend his hearing due to a church event but wrote to the panel to apologise for his involvement.

“In regards the offence for which I am charged, I must again send my ‘sincere apologies’ for a tackle that was both desperate and poorly executed.

“That type of tackle is not what we practice nor endorse at the club. I accept that in a reckless moment of desperation, I have contributed to the injury of another player.

“This season I would have been involved in circa 800 tackles and got this one terribly wrong by the standards for which I aim. This was on my mind for much of the remainder of the game – please refer to the Sky Sports interview where I apologised immediately after the game during an interview with Barrie McDermott. I did also speak to the Leigh player in question after the game and apologised to him also.

“However, I understand that action needs to be taken to ensure dangerous tackles don’t creep into the game, so I humbly accept any disciplinary action that the panel deems fit.”