One-game ban for Pettybourne


25th February 2014

Eddy Pettybourne will miss Wigan Warriors’ First Utility Super League match against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on Sunday after submitting an early guilty plea to a high tackle in the World Club Challenge.

The former Wests Tigers forward was put on report for the late and high shot on Sydney Roosters winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall during Wigan's 36-14 defeat at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday.

Pettybourne, who missed the second half with a bicep injury, was charged by a World Club Challenge match review panel comprising of the Rugby Football League's Steve Ganson and Michael Buettner, of the NRL, with a grade B offence.

That carries a ban of one or two matches and, because Pettybourne was eligible to make an early guilty plea, he received the lesser punishment.