Ferres Issues Apology To Lomax

Brett Ferres

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.”

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