Fax’s Maneely gets two-game suspension

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Halifax hooker Ryan Maneely will miss the first Championship game of 2016 after being banned for two matches for a dangerous throw in his side’s Super 8s Qualifiers win at Bradford last weekend.

Maneely was sin-binned for a tackle on the former King Cross junior Alex Mellor shortly after half time, with Fax going on to win 52-18.

Maneely, the former Warrington number nine, pleaded guilty to the Grade C offence at Tuesday night’s disciplinary hearing.

With one pre-season game counting towards the suspension, Maneely should only miss his side’s opening fixture.