Rovers forward Mariano charged with dangerous contact

Featherstone forward Frankie Mariano and Leeds centre Jimmy Keinhorst in action in last Friday's game. Picture: Carol Austerberry.
Featherstone forward Frankie Mariano and Leeds centre Jimmy Keinhorst in action in last Friday's game. Picture: Carol Austerberry.

Featherstone Rovers forward Frankie Mariano has been charged with grade B dangerous contact on Leeds Rhinos centre Jimmy Keinhorst in the sixth minute of last Friday’s pre-season game at Big Fellas Stadium.

The disciplinary panel meets next Tuesday, but Mariano is eligible to submit an early guilty plea which would mean a one-game ban.

An RFL spokesman said Mariano is available for Featherstone’s opening Championship game at Halifax on Sunday.