Sika Manu handed lengthy ban

Hull FC back rower Sika Manu has copped a ban from the RFL’s Disciplinary Panel.

Following an independent hearing Manu has been hit with a Grade C Dangerous Contact charge following an incident during the 31-24 victory over Widnes on Friday, and will miss the next three games.

The Tongan captain will sit out the Huddersfield, St Helens and Wakefield fixtures, before returning for the final regular season game against Hull KR.

Manu only returned to the side after a knee injury had kept him out of the past three games.

A statement on the RFL’s website read, “Rule 15.1 – Defending player, in or after effecting a tackle, uses any part of his body forcefully to bend or apply unnecessary pressure to the head/and or neck and/or spinal column of the tackled player so as to keep the tackled player at a disadvantage in or after the tackle. Grade C.”


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