Stefan Ratchford will miss Warrington’s match against Catalans Dragons
Warrington full-back Stefan Ratchford will miss Saturday’s crucial Super League visit of Catalans Dragons after receiving a one-match ban from the Rugby Football League for tripping.
The England international, having opted not to use an early guilty plea (EGP), was found guilty of the grade B charge and handed a one-match ban and £300 fine at an independent operational rules tribunal on Tuesday evening.
The incident occurred during the early stages of Warrington’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final against Wigan on Saturday when Ratchford caught Sam Tomkins off the ball.
Huddersfield will be without prop Sam Rapira for Friday’s Super League clash with Wigan through suspension.
Rapira submitted an EGP and accepted a one-match suspension for raising his knee in a tackle during last week’s victory over St Helens.
Wakefield forward Matty Ashurst also used his EGP but will be available for Trinity’s trip to Hull on Friday.