Wigan Warriors' Tony Clubb charged by RFL following alleged racial abuse of Hull FC's Andre Savelio

TONY CLUBB has been charged by the RFL's Match Review Panel with a Grade F offence of “unacceptable language/abuse based on national or ethnic origin”.

CHARGED: Wigan Warriors' forward Tony Clubb. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.

The charge follows an incident which occurred in the 15th minute of the contest between Wigan Warriors and Hull FC last week, with Andre Savelio alleging that he had been racially abused by Clubb.

The charge has been referred to an independent Operational Rules Tribunal which Clubb will be required to attend on Tuesday.

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The Warriors had suspended the player on Friday morning with Hull boss Brett Hodgson saying after Thursday's match that Savelio was “pretty upset” by the incident.

ANDRE SAVELIO: Has alleged that he was the victim of racial abuse at the hands of Tony Clubb. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Two Hull players have been issued with one-match penalty notices for offences during last week's encounter.

Jake Connor has been charged with a Grade B high tackle while Brad Fash has been issued with a Grade B charge for dangerous contact. Both players have the option to challenge the decisions at tomorrow's tribunal.

Meanwhile, Jordan Dezeria of Catalans Dragons has been charged with a Grade B dangerous throw - which carries a one-match ban - during the French club’s victory at Wakefield Trinity last Friday.

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