Three-game ban for McIlorum
Wigan Warriors could be without hooker Michael McIlorum if they reach the Grand Final after he was handed a three-match ban.
McIlorum was given the suspension, along with a £300 fine, following his dismissal in last Friday's 26-18 derby defeat by St Helens.
He was shown a red card by referee James Child just 15 minutes into the final game of the regular Stobart Super League season for a high and late tackle on Saints prop Anthony Laffranchi.
McIlorum, who was also sent off against Bradford Bulls in June for punching, was yesterday charged by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel with a grade C reckless tackle and was tonight found guilty when he appeared in front of a disciplinary hearing in Leeds.
Wigan take on Catalan Dragons in the first qualifying play-off at the DW Stadium on Friday, when a victory would take them straight through to the semi-finals and to within 80 minutes of the Grand Final.
A defeat would mean an extra game for the Warriors the following weekend against one of the winners of this weekend's elimination play-offs.