McGuire charged by RFL

Rhinos star could miss crucial play-off clash with Wigan on Friday

Last Updated: 25/09/12 8:22am

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Danny McGuire: Will appear before RFL disciplinary committee on Tuesday

Danny McGuire: Will appear before RFL disciplinary committee on Tuesday

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Leeds half-back Danny McGuire is in danger of missing Friday's play-off semi-final against Wigan after being charged with a reckless high tackle.

McGuire, who was put on report by referee Ben Thaler for the challenge on Catalan forward Louis Anderson during the Rhinos' win over the Dragons last Friday, will appear before the Rugby Football League's disciplinary committee on Tuesday.

He has been charged by the RFL's match-review panel with a grade B offence, which carries a suspension of one or two matches.

McGuire is unable to take an early-guilty plea which would have meant a one-match ban because of a previous offence in the last 12 months, having been banned for one match following a tackle against Bradford in July.

Leeds seem likely to fight the case after coach Brian McDermott insisted the tackle did not deserve a suspension and claimed there was an accidental collision.

The Rhinos had to go into last Friday's sudden-death tie without prop Kylie Leuluai after he was given a one-match ban for punching but he will be back to face the Warriors.

Catalan Dragons forward Jamal Fakir has also been charged with a grade B reckless high tackle on Leeds hooker Rob Burrow but has the right to submit an early-guilty plea if he wishes.

Meanwhile, Hull FC second rower Joe Westerman will appear before the disciplinary committee after he was charged with committing a grade B high tackle on Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan during his side's play-off defeat by the Wolves on Saturday.

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