Bureta Faraimo handed two match penalty notice

Hull FC winger Bureta Faraimo has been handed a two match ban from the RFL following a reckless high tackle during last weeks win at Featherstone.

The tackle, well swinging arm, which came literally in the last few seconds of the game, was a brain explosion of the highest calibre, and not even the most biased Hull fan can complain at the outcome.

In all honesty, a lengthier ban would probably have been fairer, and you can imagine Declan Patton and the Warrington fans will have something to say about it, with Patton himself handed a FIVE game ban for something very similar against the Airlie Birds back in March.

This ban for Faraimo meanwhile is lenient, especially when you consider he was also sent off on Good Friday for another swinging arm – although that decision itself was questionable.

Therefore, the winger will miss the Magic Weekend fixture against Hull KR, and the following Super League away trip to Warrington. He will be back for the Challenge Cup clash at St Helens.

The contact was deemed a Grade C high tackle offence and comes at a frustrating time, with Faraimo picking up some form, scoring four tries in his last two games alone.

But on a more positive note, in-form centre Josh Griffin WILL play at the Magic Weekend, confirming his involvement on Twitter.

Griffin posted, “Looking forward to PLAYING at magic weekend,” to the delight of the Hull fans. He’s been nothing short of outstanding this season.

Griffin was charged with a Grade A offence for punching Gareth Hock, something which obviously landed him legend status at the RFL.

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