Bradford Bulls forward Olivier Elima handed one-game ban

Olivier Elima

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.

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