Super League: Dragons star Olivier Elima facing five-match ban
France captain Olivier Elima is facing a five-match ban after being charged by the RFL with dangerous play.
Last Updated: 18/02/14 10:24am
The Catalan Dragons forward was put on report by referee Ben Thaler after appearing to twist the legs of Hull hooker Aaron Heremaia during his side's 36-34 opening Super League defeat at the KC Stadium on Friday night.
Hull players reacted angrily to the tackle and Hull coach Lee Radford said afterwards: "If he's gone to roll his ankle, that's an act of cowardice."
Elima has been charged by the RFL's match-review panel with a grade D offence, which carries a ban of between three and five matches.
He will appear before the RFL's disciplinary committee in Leeds on Tuesday.
Hull KR prop Michael Weyman was charged with a grade C offence of dangerous contact on his Super League debut during Rovers' 34-6 home defeat by Leeds on Sunday and has until 11am on Tuesday to submit an early-guilty plea and avoid suspension.