Brett Ferres could be facing a lengthy ban in a big blow for Huddersfield Giants.

The 27-year-old second row was sent-off in the Giants’ 17-16 defeat by St Helens in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after a challenge on Jonny Lomax.

 

Ferres, who starred with England in the World Cup, has now been charged with a Grade E offence of a dangerous throw, which carries a punishment of a four to eight-match ban should he be found guilty.

The RFL’s disciplinary chiefs meet today to decide Ferres’s fate, and if they decide on further punishment he will miss Thursday’s trip to Hull FC and possibly a string of other matches.

That would be a massive blow to Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson, whose side have been struggling for form this season – although they produced a much-improved performance against Saints before going down in controversial circumstances.

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