Doncaster RLFC: Jordie Hedges handed six-game ban

Jordie Hedges
Jordie Hedges

Doncaster RLFC’s League One promotion hopes have suffered a blow on the eve of the start of their 2017 campaign.

Australian scrum-half Jordie Hedges, whose half-back pairing with Jordan Howden is considered key to the club’s hopes, was handed a six-match ban by the RFL’s disciplinary panel this week.

Hedges was sin-binned for the tackle in the iPro Sports Cup first round defeat at Keighley – during which time the home side scored three tries to establish a match-winning lead.

Hedges, who was left out of the side in Sunday’s Challenge Cup tie against Myton Warriors in order to give head coach Gary Thornton a chance to look at his options, pleaded guilty to the Grade D offence of a dangerous throw.