Leeds' Webb gets two-game ban, Wakefield's Wilkes is banned too

Brent Webb is ruled out for eight weeks

Leeds stand-off Brent Webb has been banned for two games, while Wakefield's Oliver Wilkes picked up a one-match ban following similar late challenges in Monday night's meeting.

Both players were found guilty at the RFL's disciplinary hearing at Red Hall of committing Grade B reckless tackles.

Webb, who pleaded guilty, was fined £300 after his third-minute challenge with elbow/shoulder on Danny Kirmond.

Wilkes' challenge came in the 44th minute on Leeds hooker Rob Burrow.

Both players were put on report by referee Richard Silverwood following incidents at the start of each half in Monday night's 38-18 Wakefield victory.

Wilkes, 32, who pleaded not guilty, was also fined £300 and will now miss Sunday's local derby at Castleford.

Webb, also 32, who joined Leeds in 2006, is in his final season at Headingley, having turned down the offer of a new one-year deal.

The former New Zealand international was making his return to action after missing four matches with a medial ligament knee injury.

He will now miss the Challenge Cup finalists' home games against Hull KR and the trip to Widnes before attempting to put himself in the frame for Wembley by returning against Catalan Dragons in Perpignan on 18 August.

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