Wilkin banned for Hull FC game

Jon Wilkin will miss Saints game against Hull FC
Jon Wilkin will miss Saints game against Hull FC

Saints captain Jon Wilkin will miss his club’s trip to Hull on Friday night after being handed a one-match ban.

Wilkin admitted a grade B offence of recklessly striking York winger Adam Dent with his arm during Saints’ 46-6 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth-round win.

Catalans Dragons forward Jeff Lima was suspended for the second time this season following his dismissal in the French club’s 37-34 sixth-round win over Featherstone.

Lima, who served a two-match suspension for a dangerous tackle last month, was shown a red card for a shoulder charge on Rovers half-back Remy Marginet and received a four-match ban from a disciplinary hearing.

The former Wigan prop, who won the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match in the Warriors’ win at Wembley in 2011, will be available for the Catalans’ quarter-final against Hull KR on the last weekend of June.

Wakefield prop Mickael Simon will miss his club’s home game against Widnes on Sunday after accepting a one-match ban for a grade B offence of reckless striking with the shoulder on Leigh stand-off Martyn Ridyard during the Wildcats’ 36-30 defeat.