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Ashton Sims signs new contract to stay at Warrington Wolves until 2017

Ashton Sims has signed a new contract with the Warrington Wolves. Credit: PA Images

Warrington prop Ashton Sims has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2017.

The 30-year-old Fiji international joined the Wolves on a two-year-old deal from North Queensland Cowboys 12 months ago and has now been given a 12-month extension.

Warrington coach Tony Smith said:

"He's an inspirational leader and has proved to be an integral part of the team both on and off the field."

"Ashton has shown a real passion for Warrington and it's great that he's focused on this team and our success right though to 2017."

– Tony Smith, Warrington Wolves Head Coach

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One-match ban for Warrington's Sims

Ashton Sims Credit: PA Images

Warrington prop Ashton Sims will lose his ever-present record in Super League XX after being given a one-match ban.

Sims, cited by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel, submitted an early-guilty plea to a grade B charge of punching Wigan stand-off George Williams during his side's 17-6 win over the Warriors last Thursday.

The Fiji international, who has appeared in all 23 matches for the Wolves since joining them from North Queensland Cowboys in the winter, will be one of three players sidelined through suspension when Warrington go to Wakefield on Sunday.

Fellow front rower Anthony England has one game left to serve of a four-match ban for spitting and second rower Ben Currie will complete a two-match ban for pushing a referee.

Hooker Daryl Clark is free to face the Wildcats after admitting a grade A offence of making dangerous contact on Williams in the same incident. He was not suspended but loses his right to an early-guilty plea for 12 months.

Warrington face double disciplinary action

Warrington Wolves are facing double disciplinary trouble Credit: PA Images

Warrington Wolves are facing double disciplinary trouble after incidents involving players and fans.

The club has been given a formal warning by the Rugby Football League about the behaviour of their fans during the Cheshire derby at Widnes over Easter.

Play was stopped and the referee took both teams off the pitch after a smoke canister was thrown onto the field of play in the early stages of the match at the Select Security Stadium on April 2.

An RFL investigation discovered that Wolves fans also threw coins and bottles onto the playing surface.

Warrington were found to be in breach of RFL operational rules regarding improper conduct and misconduct of spectators.

An RFL statement said: "The club were reminded of their responsibility to make best efforts to ensure there are no further incidents at future matches."

Forward Anthony England is facing disciplinary action for a spitting incident over the weekend Credit: PA Images

Meanwhile the club's forward Anthony England could be banned for up to eight matches after being charged with spitting at an opponent.

The 28-year-old was one of four players sin-binned during a spiteful Super League match between the Wolves and Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday.

He was shown a yellow card along with Giants captain Danny Brough following an out-break of fighting and apparently had to be restrained as the players continued their argument on the sidelines.

England has been charged by the Rugby Football League's match review panel with a grade E offence which is rated alongside gouging and biting as one of the most heinous crimes that can be committed on a rugby field and carries a suspension of between four and eight matches.

The player does not have the option of submitting an early-guilty plea and will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday evening.

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