Ben Flower Sent Off from Grand Final for Vicious Attack on Lance Hohaia

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterOctober 11, 2014


On Saturday, Ben Flower became the dubious owner of a never-been-done-before record: getting sent off in a Super League Grand Final. 

The Wigan man was shown red after a vicious attack on St Helens' Lance Hohaia. 

(WARNING: The video contains violent material)

Flower connected on a wild swing as tempers flared and then continued with another punch when Hohaia appeared to be knocked out on the pitch. 

On Monday a probe into the Welshman's actions began:  

Wigan's Ben Flower charged with Grade F offence of violent & aggressive punching in rugby league Grand Final - minimum 8-game ban if guilty

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 13, 2014

Hohaia later returned to the bench, albeit in a seemingly very groggy state. 

It wasn't the first time that a Wigan player had been involved in a violent attack. 

Ken Early @kenearlys

re: last RT, here's another punch from a wigan rugby league game of days gone by http://t.co/S7A4G3XRhY (via @Younghorgan)



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