WIGAN hooker Terry Newton is facing a twin threat of suspension after being ordered to appear in front of the Rugby League's disciplinary committee today.
The Great Britain international, pictured left, is to face two separate charges of alleged striking during the Warriors' 38-12 home defeat by St Helens last Friday.
And if he picks up any sort of ban he will miss Sunday's clash against the Giants at the Galpharm (3.00).
He was put on report by referee Ian Smith for an alleged swinging arm which poleaxed second-rower Lee Gilmour, who was carried off on a stretcher with concussion.
And he was also involved in an incident which left scrum-half Sean Long with a suspected fractured cheekbone.
Gilmour has already been ruled out of Saturday's final match of the regular engage Super League season against Bradford but is expected to be fit for the play-offs.
St Helens are still waiting for definite news on Great Britain half-back Long and Australian winger Darren Albert, who was also nursing a facial injury following an accidental collision with Wigan full-back Brett Dallas, but fear the worst.
Newton, meanwhile, has become the fourth player to pull out of the Great Britain squad for the end-of-season Gillette Tri-Nations Series.
The 26-year-old, who played in four of Britain's five matches last year, has succumbed to a hip injury which has plagued him for the last month and joins clubmate Kris Radlinski, Hull prop Paul King and St Helens loose forward Paul Sculthorpe on the sidelines.
"Terry has just carried the injury too long," said Wigan coach Ian Millward. "We've had scans on it and it's fine. It just needs time and he is not getting any time between games.
"He would have liked to play Tri-Nations but he wouldn't be able to train during the week and you've got five hard games in a row."
Newton was one of four hookers named in coach Brian Noble's initial 40-strong squad.