Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has apologised for the dangerous ‘spear’ tackle he made on Saints’ full back Jonny Lomax in Sunday’s Tetley Challenge Cup four round tie at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The Giants player was sent off 15 minutes from the end with the home side in front 16-8 but they were eventually beaten 17-16 as a result of a last-gasp Luke Walsh drop goal.
He was sent-off, with the Giants in the lead. They went on to lose the match following a controversial last minute drop-goal.
Ferres posted a message on social networking site Twitter this morning.
He wrote: “I would just like to publically apologise to Jonny Lomax for the incident that occurred on Sunday; I would never intentionally put someone in a position that could potentially injure them.
“There was no intent or malice in the tackle and I am glad that Jonny is okay.
“I have accepted my punishment and hopefully we won’t see any more incidents like this in the game.”
He went on to say: “I also want to apologise to my Giants teammates, the staff at the club and all the supporters.
“We put ourselves in a great position to win the game and I’m sure if I wouldn’t have got sent off we would have won.
“Thank you for the messages of support. I will be knuckling down and working very hard during my suspension and hope to have a big impact in helping my team on my return.”