Widnes forward Willie Isa has been ruled out of Sunday’s Super League trip to the Giants.
The 25-year-old has been suspended for three matches for two dangerous tackles during his side’s 28-6 Challenge Cup semi-final defeat by Castleford Tigers.
Isa was given a two-match ban after admitting a grade B charge of making dangerous contact on Castleford winger Kirk Dixon.
He was also found guilty of a dangerous tackle on Tigers prop Andy Lynch for which he was suspended for one game.
Isa, who appeared in front of a disciplinary panel at Rugby Football League headquarters in Leeds, was also given a £300 fine.
At the same hearing, Batley utility back Lee Paterson was handed a five-match ban after being found guilty of homophobic abuse of an opponent.
The 32-year-old denied any wrongdoing when he appeared in front an independent disciplinary tribunal in Leeds charged with a Grade E offence, which carries a sentence of between four and eight matches.
The punishment mirrors that handed out to Leeds’ England international Zak Hardaker in June after he was found guilty of making a homophobic comment during a Super League match at Warrington.
Paterson was sent off for the offence during the Bulldogs’ 36-6 home defeat by Championship leaders Leigh on August 3.
The ban effectively ends the season for Paterson, who is in his first season with Batley after seven years with Halifax.