Warriors prop Charlie Gubb has been suspended until the end of the regular season after the Warriors failed in their bid to have his grade two shoulder charge offence downgraded at the NRL judiciary last night.
The hope was to have the charge downgraded and get a reduced suspension. Gubb was charged for a tackle on Manly prop Darcy Lussick in the 13th minute of their 15-14 loss to the Sea Eagles at the weekend.
Coach Andrew McFadden and Gubb attended the judiciary hearing which took place in Sydney. Both were left devastated and shocked with the final verdict.
"I'm in shock," McFadden said after the decision was reached.
"We believed there was a strong case for having the charge downgraded to grade one, but the judiciary didn't see it that way. It's devastating for Charlie and for the team that he won't be able to play again in the regular season."
"He's an important player in our group with the energy and intensity he brings. We'll miss what he provides, but we're just going to have to adapt now to operating without him for the next seven games."
The Warriors' next match is against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors will be hoping for a much-improved performance, as they lost to the Raiders 38-12 back in round 11.Newshub.