FORMER Bradford Bulls star Dane Chisholm is in hot water, and has been hit by a huge eight-game ban.

Chisholm plays for Bulls' big Championship rivals Featherstone Rovers but he is set to miss a big chunk of the season as he has been subject to an RFL Operational Rules Tribunal RFL.

This is regarding an accusation of discriminatory language, which was made by an Oldham RLFC staff member at the game played on August 29, 2021.

Rovers said in a club statement: "Dane strongly denies the accusation. We stand by Dane and are appealing the decision.

"While we work with Dane and legal counsel on the appeal process, we will not be making any further comment at this time."

Scrum-half Chisholm himself took to Twitter to post: "I strongly deny the allegation against me. We are currently going through an appeal process.

"This isn’t going to stop me from preparing for a big 2022 season on and off the field.

"Hope everyone has an amazing Christmas."