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Wigan’s Tony Clubb charged with using racist language in Super League game

  • RFL charges prop over incident with Hull’s Andre Savelio
  • Clubb will answer charge at independent tribunal on Tuesday

The Wigan Warriors prop Tony Clubb has been charged with using racist language by the Rugby Football League (RFL). Clubb was suspended by Wigan on Friday as they launched a joint investigation with Hull FC after the teams’ Super League meeting on Thursday.

On Monday the RFL announced he had been “charged with the Grade F offence of unacceptable language/abuse based on national or ethnic origin, following an incident in the 15th minute of the match”. The 33-year-old will now attend an independent tribunal on Tuesday to answer the charge. The length of Clubb’s potential suspension is yet to be decided, but Grade F offences usually carry a minimum eight-match ban.

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