Bradford Bulls forward Olivier Elima handed one-game ban
Bradford forward Olivier Elima has been suspended for one match for a dangerous tackle in Saturday's 12-8 Super League victory over St Helens.
The France captain made an early guilty plea to the grade B offence for his tackle on stand-off Lee Gaskell.
Elima was making his first start of the season after recovering from a knee injury but will now miss this weekend's clash with Salford City Reds.
Bradford have already been weakened by a spate of injuries this season.
Bulls coach Mick Potter has lost Australian centre Adrian Purtell (six weeks out with a chest injury), winger Elliot Kear (two months - broken wrist) and scrum-half Luke Gale (two months - ankle problem).
In the pack, they have also lost James Donaldson (six months - ruptured anterior cruciate ligament) and Craig Kopczak (six to eight weeks - broken finger), while Ian Sibbit and Nick Scruton have both had to undergo shoulder surgery.