Two-match ban for Ellis

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25th March 2014

Hull FC will be without captain Gareth Ellis for their Tetley's Challenge Cup fourth-round tie against Salford Red Devils after he accepted a two-match ban.

The former England forward submitted an early-guility plea to a grade C charge of making a dangerous shoulder charge during his side's 7-0 home First Utility Super League defeat by Widnes Vikings on Sunday.

It means Ellis will miss Friday's League match against Salford at the KC Stadium, as well as the cup tie between the two clubs six days later.