Huddersfield Giants’ Jake Wardle charged by RFL for dangerous throw

Huddersfield teenager Jake Wardle faces a disciplinary hearing and ban of up to six matches, just four days after making a memorable Super League debut.

The 19-year-old centre, who is the brother of Castleford and Scotland second rower Joe Wardle, scored two tries on his first senior Giants appearance to help them to a 28-18 victory over Widnes last Friday that lifted them off the foot of the table.

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However, he was sin-binned for a dangerous throw on Widnes full-back Rhys Hanbury 12 minutes from time at the John Smith’s Stadium and was on Monday charged by the Rugby Football League’s match-review panel.

Wardle is facing a grade D offence, which carries a suspension of between four and six matches if found guilty, and will appear before a hearing on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, Warrington prop Sita Akauola was issued with two cautions for making dangerous contact on opponents during his side’s 33-22 win at Leeds.

The match-review panel also issued a caution to St Helens front rower Kyle Amor for dangerous contact in his side’s win over Catalans Dragons.