Record ban for Wigan’s Flower

Ross McLean
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WIGAN prop Ben Flower was handed the longest ban in Super League history yesterday following his Grand Final dismissal for punching St Helens’ Lance Hohaia.

The 26-year-old will serve a six-month suspension until 14 April, which includes 10 Super League matches as well as the World Club Series clash with Brisbane Broncos.

Hohaia accepted a one-game suspension for a forearm strike preceding the flashpoint, which saw Wales international Flower punch the New Zealander to the ground before landing a second blow.