Sitaleki Akauola: Warrington forward banned for Challenge Cup semi-final

Sitaleki Akauola has made nine Super League appearances for Warrington Wolves this season
Sitaleki Akauola has made nine Super League appearances for Warrington Wolves this season

Warrington forward Sitaleki Akauola will miss their Challenge Cup semi-final with Hull FC after being given a two-game ban for a dangerous throw.

The 27-year-old was yellow carded for a challenge on Salford loose forward Tyrone McCarthy in Friday's home loss.

The suspension means he will miss their Super League match at Castleford as well as the semi-final on 27 July.

Friday's defeat, their seventh in the league this season, left second-placed Wire 10 points off leaders St Helens.