Hull KR's Maurice Blair facing potential five-game ban

Hull KR's Maurice Blair, left, must answer a charge of other contrary behaviour on Tuesday (PIC: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com)
Hull KR's Maurice Blair, left, must answer a charge of other contrary behaviour on Tuesday (PIC: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com)
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Hull KR’s Maurice Blair could be facing a lengthy suspension after being charged with ‘other contrary behaviour’ in the derby win at Hull FC.

The former Melbourne Storm star was seen making a gesture to the home fans after he was sin-binned in the second period.

Blair has been referred to tomorrow night’s tribunal on a Grade D charge which could lead to a suspension of up to five games - a significant blow as they prepare to fight for Super League survival in the Qualifiers.

He was also given a Grade A ‘disputes decision’ following his yellow card but received no suspension for that offence.

Team-mate Will Oakes was handed a one-game penalty notice for a trip in the same game.

Meanwhile, Leeds Rhinos’ Jordan Thompson has been given a two-match penalty notice for a Grade C dangerous contact during his debut in the loss against Salford Red Devils.

Joining Blair at the tribunal will be Catalans Dragons’ Greg Bird and Wigan Warriors’ Taulima Tautai who have both been charged with Grade D dangerous contact.