Rangi Chase: Salford half-back receives seven-match ban

Rangi Chase (Salford)
Rangi Chase was voted Rugby League's Man Of Steel in his Castleford days in 2011

Salford Red Devils stand-off Rangi Chase has been given a seven-match ban after being found guilty of a dangerous throw on Huddersfield's Brett Ferres.

Chase, 28, was charged by the Rugby Football League following Salford's 18-12 win on Good Friday.

His ban starts against Super League leaders Leeds on Sunday and is set to end after the Widnes game on 30 May.

Salford will also be without back-rower Weller Hauraki for four matches after he was found guilty of two offences.

The RFL ruled Hauraki, 30, recklessly struck Huddersfield's Scott Grix with his shoulder and was also punished for fighting with Wigan's John Bateman in Salford's 24-18 win on Easter Monday.

Salford have won their last three matches to move up to third in the Super League table after nine rounds.

The RFL's independent tribunal, which met on Wednesday, also suspended Widnes Vikings player Danny Tickle for one match.

Tickle was found guilty of Grade B reckless striking on Warrington's Gareth O'Brien in his side's 30-10 win on Thursday.

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