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The NRL Era’s most suspended player revealed

19 Feb 23, 2:20PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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Warrington Wolves forward Josh McGuire was recently handed a seven-week ban for his discriminatory comments towards Tom Amone from the Leigh Leopards.

The Daily Telegraph’s Phil “Buzz” Rothfield spoke to Warrington’s CEO Karl Fitzpatrick and he confirmed that despite McGuire’s willingness to dispute the charge the club would be accepting the ban.

Rothfield also pointed out that McGuire has been suspended on more occasions than any other player in the NRL era.

Since making his debut for the Brisbane Broncos in 2009 McGuire has been suspended on 28 occasions, missing a total of 30 weeks due to said suspensions and has accumulated $16,000 in fines.

McGuire’s reputation has gotten so bad that back in 2019 former Rugby League hardman Mark “Spud” Carroll spoke out against the 32-year-old.

“I’m getting sick of his antics,” said Carroll on Fox Sports.

“He’s like a human grub, seriously.

“If he was playing in my era he would be whacked.

“I can guarantee we would fix him up.”

Carroll’s comments came following the 2019 game between the North Queensland Cowboys and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles where McGuire was charged for an eye gouge on Dylan Walker and the State of Origin game two clash between the Blues and Maroons where McGuire committed a dangerous high tackle on James Maloney.

“The other week he eye-gouged a bloke [Walker] and got fined, which I think was a bit of a disgrace,” exclaimed Carroll.

“It should have been at least three or four weeks.

“He’s got Maloney high and hopefully he gets some sort of penalty for that.”

McGuire’s comments towards Amone came in his English Rugby League debut during Ben Currie’s Testimonial which is sure to leave the Warrington faithful and his club feeling disappointed in the forward as they were relying on him to be an experienced talent in the Wolves squad.

Warrington has gone on to win their first Super League game of the season against last season’s runners up the Leeds Rhinos 42-10.

The dual international will not be eligible to make his Super League debut until round eight when the Wolves take on the Catalans Dragons in Rivalry Round.

Found guilty of 28 charges totalling 30 weeks of suspensions

2008 careless high tackle
2009 careless high tackle
2010 striking
2013 striking
2014 careless high tackle
2014 dangerous contact on kicker
2015 careless high tackle
2015 dangerous throw
2016 dangerous throw
2016 dangerous contact head/neck
2018 contrary conduct
2018 contrary conduct referee
2018 contrary conduct
2019 contrary conduct
2019 contrary conduct
2019 dangerous contact head/neck
2019 contrary conduct
2019 tripping
2020 dangerous contact head/neck
2020 careless high tackle
2020 contrary conduct
2021 dangerous contact
2021 careless high tackle
2021 dangerous contact
2021 careless high tackle
2021 careless high tackle
2022 dangerous contact
2023 unacceptable language

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