Reittie will be better for ban

HALIFAX boss Karl Harrison believes winger Wayne Reittie will emerge from his four-week ban for headbutting a better player.

Reittie was suspended for four games by the Rugby Football League’s disciplinary committee after being red-carded midway through the second half of the club’s 23-16 defeat at Batley.

He escaped without punishment for a separate Grade A kicking charge after a first half incident involving Bulldogs centre Jason Walton.

And Harrison believes the former Doncaster flanker will be stronger for the experience.

“Wayne had a brain explosion and the emotions of the day got to him, but he’ll have learned from that and it will make him a better player in the future,” said Harrison.

“While he’s a very aggressive player, I don’t think anyone who has watched him would say he was a dirty player.”

Craig Ashall was also in front of the panel after being charged with Grade A striking. The former Rochdale player was given a one-game ban, ruling him out of tomorrow’s trip to Toulouse.