Shaun Wane has confirmed that Wigan will appeal Ben Flower’s charge handed to him by the RFL tonight.
The prop forward was charged with a Grade C dangerous throw following a challenge on Widnes’ Aaron Heremaia during the closing stages of their 7-0 victory last week.
If found guilty, Flower could miss up to three matches, however Wane is optimistic that Wigan can make a strong case for the Wales international, with the Wigan chief confirming he will drive to Red Hall himself to hear the appeal.
“I’m disappointed with Ben’s suspension but we’re going to appeal it I’ll drive over to Leeds tonight because I feel quite strongly about it,” Wane said. “Ben has been very good with his record; the amount of tackles he does has been great and clean so
“Ben has been very good with his record; the amount of tackles he does has been great and clean so hopefully I can get that point across tonight.”
Wane confirmed that both Tomkins brothers, Sean O’Loughlin, George Williams and Dan Sarginson should return this weekend for the tie against Castleford.
However, Anthony Gelling is set for six weeks on the sidelines with an injury suffered against Widnes – whilst prop Dom Crosby is unlikely to play in the cup after dislocating an elbow during that game.