NORTH WALES CRUSADERS are awaiting results of their appeal against a sending off.

On Tuesday, Crusaders appealed the red card shown to Jono Smith (pictured above) in last month’s 1895 Cup clash at home to Swinton Lions.

Smith was sent off after half-an-hour, with Crusaders eventually losing the encounter 40-12.

Ahead of the appeal, head coach Carl Forster said: “We’re just waiting on a time from the RFL and we’re going to go there with a defence.”

Following the Swinton match, Forster told the club’s Facebook page: “Jono feels it was a little bit instigated.”

Swinton made sure they would finish at the top of Group Six in the 1895 Cup after they defeated Championship rivals Widnes Vikings 18-6 on Sunday.

Crusaders, who benefited from tries by Pat Ah Van and Ben Evans in their match-up against Swinton, will host Widnes on February 18 with second place in the group up for grabs.

Before then, the Crusaders will face a huge challenge.

This Sunday, they will head to the Odsal Stadium to tackle five-time winners Bradford Bulls in the Challenge Cup.