Super League: London Broncos' Atelea Vea to sit out clash against St Helens
Last Updated: 15/07/14 12:39pm
London Broncos forward Atelea Vea will not get the chance to impress his new employers after being suspended for the visit of St Helens on Saturday.
The 27-year-old Tonga international, who is joining Saints on a two-year contract at the end of the season, submitted an early-guilty plea (EGP) to a grade B charge of striking during the Broncos' 72-12 defeat at Warrington on Sunday and accepted a one-match ban.
Broncos team-mate Olsi Krasniqi will be free to face Nathan Brown's high flyers after avoiding a suspension for striking in the same game. He admitted a minor grade A offence.
Warrington stand-off Chris Bridge similarly admitted a grade A striking offence from the same match and will lose his right to an early-guilty plea for 12 months.
Bridge is available for Friday's derby at Widnes. Vikings prop Phil Joseph will be missing for that match after being given a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle but centre Stefan Marsh is clear to play after pleading guilty to a grade A offence.