Ac­ton faces lengthy ban

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

ENGLISH Su­per League player Jamie Ac­ton faces a ban of at least eight matches af­ter lift­ing for­mer NRL star Greg Bird ( pic­tured) as he lay hurt fol­low­ing an on- field col­li­sion.

Leigh for­ward Ac­ton has been charged with ‘‘ other con­trary be­hav­iour’’ by the Rugby Foot­ball League in an in­ci­dent rated grade F – the high­est sever­ity. English­man Ac­ton ap­peared to lift Catalans’ Bird by the shirt and push him back to the ground in an ap­par­ent re­mon­stra­tion in the Cen­tu­ri­ons’ loss to the Dragons.

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