Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has apologised for the dangerous tackle made in the Challenge Cup defeat on Sunday.
England forward Brett Ferres has made a public apology for the dangerous tackle on St Helens full-back Jonny Lomax.
The Huddersfield player received a five match ban for the "spear tackle" in Sunday's Challenge Cup fourth-round tie.
He was sent-off, with the Giants in the lead. They went on to lose the match following a controversial last minute drop-goal.
Ferres posted a message on social networking site Twitter this morning.
The statement read: “I would just like to publically apologise to Jonny Lomax for the incident that occurred on Sunday; I would never intentionally put someone in a position that could potentially injure them.
“There was no intent or malice in the tackle and I am glad that Jonny is okay.
“I have accepted my punishment and hopefully we won’t see any more incidents like this in the game.”
He went on to say: “I also want to apologise to my Giants teammates, the staff at the club and all the supporters.
“We put ourselves in a great position to win the game and I’m sure if I wouldn’t have got sent off we would have won.
“Thank you for the messages of support. I will be knuckling down and working very hard during my suspension and hope to have a big impact in helping my team on my return.”