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DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Julian Bousquet in doubt for Catalan Dragons against Warrington Wolves
4:22pm Monday 11th February 2013 in Wolves news
CATALAN Dragons could be without their defence-busting young French prop Julian Bousquet when they visit Warrington Wolves on Friday.
The 21-year-old front rower is one of three Super League players to have been charged with offences during Round Two of the competition.
Bousquet has been charged with making a Grade D dangerous shoulder charge on Theo Fages of Salford City Reds during the second minute of their fixture on Saturday.
Bousquet is charged with intentionally striking with the shoulder and will appear before the RFL Disciplinary Panel on Tuesday evening.
Castleford Tigers stand off Rangi Chase will also appear after he was charged with committing a Grade B reckless strike on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker in the 63rdminute of their fixture at Wish Communications Stadium on Sunday.
Widnes Vikings prop Ben Cross has been charged with the Grade B offence of making a late tackle on Paul Wellens in the 58th minute of his side’s 16-4 defeat to St Helens on Sunday.
Cross has until 11.00am on Tuesday to submit an Early Guilty Plea in relation to the offence. If he elects to submit an EGP, Cross will be suspended for one match.
All three players were charged after the incidents were viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel, which issued a formal caution to Wigan's Matty Smith for a dangerous lift on Warrington’s Simon Grix in the 50th minute of the clash at the DW Stadium.
The RFL Match Review Panel also deemed that sin-binning was sufficient punishment for Jon Clarke of Widnes Vikings following a fighting in the 58thminute of the game against St Helens.
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