McShane denied chance to face parent club
Leeds Rhinos hooker Paul McShane will miss out on a reunion with his own team-mates because of suspension.
McShane, who is on loan from the Rhinos to Widnes Vikings, was charged with use of the forearm in a tackle on Bradford Bulls full-back Brett Kearney on Sunday.
He made an early-guilty plea to the grade B offence and was given a one-match ban, which rules him out of Friday’s game against Leeds at Headingley.
McShane has played in Widnes’ last eight matches, three of which brought victories to lift them off the foot of the table.
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats centre Dean Collis and Hull FC back-row forward Joe Westerman will also miss this weekend’s games after admitting grade B offences.
Collis was given a one-match ban for a dangerous throw on forward Stuart Jones in Sunday’s derby defeat at Castleford Tigers, while Westerman was suspended for one game for a reckless high tackle on Wigan Warriors prop Epalahame Lauaki in last Friday’s 48-10 defeat at the DW Stadium.