Toronto Wolfpack's Bussey sent back to UK to face possible ban

TORONTO WOLFPACK have 'stood down' Jack Bussey as he prepares to answer a charge of biting that could see him banned for more than eight games.

CHARGED: Toronto Wolfpack's Jack Bussey, in action against the Swinton Lions. Picture: Vaughn Ridley/

The Leeds-born loose-forward, 26, has been told to return to the UK with immediate effect.

Promotion-chasing Toronto made the decision before the Rugby Football League announced Bussey would face a Grade F disciplinary charge following the incident in Saturday’s 13-12 win over Toulouse Olympique.

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The former Featherstone Rovers player, who appeared to bite the ear of Bastien Ader, has also received a one-game ban for a high tackle in the same match.

Catalans Dragons' Jodie Broughton. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Catalans Dragons prop Mickael Simon, meanwhile, has been suspended for one game, too, after his red card for punching Wakefield Trinity’s Jacob Miller.

His opponent – also dismissed after the same incident in Friday’s game – was charged with Grade A punching but not banned.

London Broncos’ Will Lovell sits out Saturday’s game against Salford Red Devils after being suspended for one-game for a shoulder charge on Hull KR’s Chris Atkin.

Warrington Wolves’ ex-Hull FC winger Tom Lineham could miss the Super League semi-final after being hit with a three-game ban for a high tackle.

Lastly, Leeds Rhinos’ Brett Ferres is suspended for Sunday’s trip to Halifax following a dangerous contact.

Meanwhile, Catalans winger Jodie Broughton has confirmed 2019 will be his fourth and final season playing in France.

The Leeds-born former Huddersfield Giants wideman, 30, wants to return to Yorkshire.

Broughton, currently recovering from an ACL injury, is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and wants to work in the construction industry, possibly based in the Halifax area.