Ferres facing possible ban of up to eight games for Gildart tackle

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Leeds Rhinos forward Brett Ferres is facing a potential ban of up to eight matches after being charged by the Rugby Football League (RFL) over a tackle that injured Wigan Warriors' Oliver Gildart.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane confirmed on Monday that Gildart faces two to three months on the sidelines, the young centre having sustained a "serious back injury" following a tackle that saw Ferres sin-binned during Friday's Super League meeting at Headingley.

The RFL's match review panel subsequently issued a Grade E 'dangerous contact' charge to England international Ferres.

Sentencing guidelines provided by the RFL recommend a normal suspension range of four to eight games for those found guilty of a Grade E offence.

Prior to Ferres being charged, Wane had said: "I just want the RFL to deal with it, that's their job, my job is to make sure we beat Castleford on Thursday."