Gareth Hock could leave Salford after his latest disciplinary issues

Gareth Hock
Hock has five England caps

Former England forward Gareth Hock could leave Salford after the latest controversy which saw him handed a six-game ban.

The 31-year-old was found guilty of two separate offences of kneeing opponents in the defeat by St Helens and handed a three-game ban for each offence.

"It's up to Gareth now," owner Marwan Koukash told Sky Sports News.

"Maybe the time has come for Gareth to see what else he wants to do other than rugby league."

Hock could also be in trouble with the Rugby Football League, which is investigating an alleged breach of discipline relating to a message he posted on his Twitter account this week.

The former Wigan player submitted a transfer request in September but later withdrew it and appeared in Salford's opening two games of the season.

Gareth Hock's roll of shame
July 2008: Banned for five matches for manhandling referee Ian Smith
July 2009: Given a two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine
Sept 2011: Banned for five matches for gouging and punching Warrington's Ben Harrison
May 2013: Received a four-match ban for making deliberate contact with referee George Stokes during Challenge Cup win over Workington
Oct 2013: Thrown out of England's World Cup squad on the eve of the opening game for several breaches of discipline
July 2014: Banned for seven matches for deliberately colliding with referee Matt Thomason during a Super League match against Hull
Feb 2015: Banned for six games for recklessly using his knees twice during their defeat by St Helens

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