Cahill season over


20th August 2013

Widnes Vikings forward Hep Cahill's season is over after he accepted a two-match ban for his high tackle on Warrington Wolves full-back Brett Hodgson.

The former Melbourne and Crusaders RL back rower was sent off just before half-time in last Thursday's Super League derby win at Warrington after catching Hodgson high and late in the face.

Cahill was charged by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel with a grade C reckless tackle and, after submitting an early-guilty plea, will sit out the Vikings' final games of the season against Hull KR and Salford City Reds.

London Broncos forward Matt Cook has admitted punching during his side's 26-12 defeat by Huddersfield Giants. He escapes a ban but will not be eligible to make another early-guilty plea for 12 months.

Huddersfield forwards Ukuma Ta'ai and David Faiumu also submitted early-guilty pleas to grade A punching charges arising from the same incident and avoid suspension.

Leeds Rhinos hooker Paul McShane will miss his side's next game against Catalan Dragons after admitting a grade B offence of a dangerous lift during their defeat by Hull KR and accepting a one-match ban.