Hansen charge leaves Wembley place in doubt


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The Wigan forward, Harrison Hansen, is in danger of missing Wembley with a ban. The second-rower has been charged with making dangerous contact with Bradford's Andy Lynch on Friday night and any suspension will rule him out of the Challenge Cup final against Leeds. His case will be heard this afternoon. His team-mate, Andy Coley, has announced he will retire at the end of this season, making Saturday's final one of his last games for the club. The 33-year-old forward said: "Hopefully I can go out on a high. I've waited 15 years to play at Wembley."

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has both his first-choice centres, Kallum Watkins and Carl Ablett, struggling with leg injuries and Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Ryan Bailey are also regarded as doubtful starters.