Ben Flower has been found guilty of gross misconduct by his club Wigan after his attack on St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia during October’s Super League Grand Final.
The Warriors prop has escaped dismissal though, and has instead been fined 50 per cent of his wages for three months. The Super League club added that a 50 per cent wages fine for a further three months had been suspended, on the proviso that he could “return….to his previous good (disciplinary) record”.
Flower was sent off after twice punching Hohaia in the face during the domestic showpiece match at Old Trafford and was later banned by the Rugby Football League for six months.
Flower’s punishment from the RFL amounts to a 13-game ban, comprising two pre-season trials, Wigan’s World Club Challenge meeting with Brisbane Broncos on February 21 and the first 10 games of the 2015 Super League season……… see more at :- http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/wigan-find-ben-flower-found-guilty-of-vicious-attack-on-lance-hohaia-30762828.html