Wigan receive Hansen boost

Solomona to miss clash with Warriors after getting one-match ban

Last Updated: 23/08/11 9:24pm

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Hansen: found not guilty of making a dangerous tackle on Bradford's Andy Lynch

Hansen: found not guilty of making a dangerous tackle on Bradford's Andy Lynch

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Wigan have received a boost ahead of Saturday's Challenge Cup final with the news that Harrison Hansen has been cleared to play at Wembley.

The second rower was in danger of missing out on the showpiece after he was charged with a dangerous tackle on Bradford captain Andy Lynch during his side's 60-12 Super League win over the Bulls last Friday.

Hansen, who has missed only one of the champions' last 13 matches, was summoned to appear before a Rugby Football League disciplinary committee on Tuesday.

However the Samoa international was found not guilty of the grade B offence, meaning he is available for selection to face Leeds this weekend.

Duo suspended

Meanwhile, Warrington's David Solomona will miss his club's crucial Super League showdown with the Warriors on Sunday week after being handed a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle.

The back rower was punished for an incident during the Wolves' 25-12 away win over Catalan Dragons last Saturday and will have to sit out a fixture that could decide who will end up being crowned minor premiers.

St Helens' Jon Wilkin has been suspended for one game for a trip on Hull KR centre Kris Welham during his side's 24-22 defeat at Craven Park.

Hull KR stand-off Blake Green was also hit with a one-game ban following an incident in the same game, the Australian being punished for a dangerous throw on St Helens winger Jamie Foster. It means the half-back will be unavailable for his side's must-win game away at Catalan Dragons.

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