Wigan forward given four match suspension

Wigan Warriors’ Oliver Partington has been handed a four game suspension following a tribunal hearing.

Partington was charged with a Grade D Dangerous Contact charge during their most victory over Hull Kingston Rovers. Oliver pleaded guilty to this charge, but challenged the grading. However, the tribunal were content with the initial grading, meaning he will miss four games and receive a £500 fine.

Therefore, Adrian Lam will be without Partington for his side’s battles against Salford, Catalans, Wakefield and, most significantly, St Helens.

Sam Tomkins also challenged the grading of his Grade B Trip, which warranted a two-match suspension, but the tribunal were satisfied with this grading. Sam maintains his two-game ban and, alike with Partington, received a £500 fine.