BRADFORD Bulls hooker George Flanagan could be out for a lengthy period of time after being given a Grade F charge for attacking the testicles of an opponent again.

The challenge in question occurred in the 32nd minute of Bradford's Challenge Cup tie against Featherstone Rovers on Sunday and could result in him missing a minimum of eight games.

A Grade F charge is the most serious grading open to the Rugby Football League review panel.

This is not the first time the 34-year-old has been charged for this offence.

Back in 2019, he pleaded guilty for a similar incident and received an eight-match ban and £250 fine.

The RFL match review panel has referred the matter to an independent operational rules hearing.