Hock fails with appeal
Gareth Hock has lost his appeal against the two-match ban he received following his sending off against St Helens on Magic Weekend.
Last Updated: 30/05/12 6:38pm
Wigan forward Gareth Hock has lost his appeal against the two-match ban he received following his sending off against St Helens on Magic Weekend.
Hock was of three players sent off by referee Ben Thaler following a brawl at a scrum, with the 28-year-old subsequently being suspended after appearing in front of the Rugby Football League's discipinary panel.
He then appealed against the severity of the sentence but the original decision was upheld and he was forced to surrender a £200 bond on top of a £300 fine.
Hock, who has been an ever-present for the Warriors this season, will miss Friday's game with champions Leeds and the trip to Catalan Dragons the following Saturday.
He was not named in Wigan coach Shaun Wane's 19-man squad, which includes youngsters Rhodri Lloyd and Jack Murphy, who are hoping to make their debuts.
With Paul Prescott, Harrison Hansen and Ben Flower all injured, Wane has also called up Tom Spencer, Logan Tomkins and Dom Crosby, who have just eight Super League appearances between them.