Leeds Rhinos: RFL to look into Zak Hardaker homophobic abuse claim

Zak Hardaker
Hardaker was banned for five matches in July after being found guilty of homophobic abuse

The RFL is to look into claims Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker allegedly used homophobic language in his side's defeat by St Helens on Friday, BBC Look North understands.

The 22-year-old England international was banned for five matches earlier this season after being found guilty of homophobic abuse.

If found guilty he could face an eight-match suspension.

Hardaker helped the Rhinos win the Challenge Cup last month.

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