Rovers pair Wood and Maitua charged

Featherstone's Reni Maitua in action in last Sunday's game against Leigh. Picture: Paul Butterfield.
Featherstone's Reni Maitua in action in last Sunday's game against Leigh. Picture: Paul Butterfield.
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Featherstone’s Paul Wood and Reni Maitua and Leigh’s Gareth Hock have been charged following incidents that occurred at last Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship Summer Bash clash at Blackpool.

Wood has been charged with two offences during the game.

He is charged with grade E gouging in the 26th minute on Leigh player Bob Beswick and grade B head butting also in the 26th minute and on the same player.

Wood, who was sent off in the 26th minute following an incident involving Leigh’s Bob Beswick, could be banned for up to 10 matches.

Grade E offences carry a ban of from four to eight matches, with a one to two-game suspension for a grade B incident.

Maitua has been charged with a grade B careless high tackle on Leigh player Jacob Emmitt in the 33rd minute.

Hock has been charged with grade A striking on Featherstone player Jordan Baldwinson in the 23rd minute of the game.

Maitua has until 11am next Tuesday to submit an early guilty plea which would mean a one-match ban.

Wood and Hock do not have the option of submitting an early guilty plea and will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal next Tuesday.

All three players were charged after the incidents were viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel.

Unbeaten Championship leaders Leigh won the game 31-12.