On Field Misconduct

A number of changes were made to the disciplinary system ahead of the 2018 season. This followed a review undertaken by the Disciplinary Review Group which comprised:

  • Neil Hudgell – Hull KR Chairman
  • Michael Carter – Wakefield Chairman
  • Chris Hamilton – Oldham Chairman
  • Motu Tony – former Hull FC Football Manager
  • Rugby Football League Representatives

The decision on whether a player should be charged with On Field Misconduct resulting from a professional match is made by the RFL's Match Review Panel.

Any cases requiring a hearing are heard by the independent Operational Rules Tribunal which is made up of a legally qualified Chair (a serving or retired Judge) and the side members are ex-professional players

For a summary of the On Field Misconduct process within the Professional Game, including the changes made for 2018 onwards, please CLICK HERE

For details of the On Field Misconduct process for on field incidents within the Community Game please CLICK HERE

On Field sentencing guidelines are included in the Operational Rules for the Professional game and can be viewed HERE

On field case list

Here you will find all of the incidents considered by the Match Review Panel and the Operational Rules Tribunal.

Scroll down for the most recent incidents considered or use the search function to search for a particular player or club. You can also use the Advanced Search function to filter by season, league or outcome.

The table shows the basic details of each incident and you can view further details by clicking the View Details button for each incident.

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Name Club Match Date Decision Case Number Action
Jake Butler-Fleming York 22/04/2018 No charge ON/445/18 View Details
Sam Moa/Ben Garcia Catalans 22/04/2018 No charge ON/446/18 View Details
Sam Moa Catalans 22/04/2018 No charge ON/447/18 View Details
Lucas Albert Catalans 22/04/2018 No charge ON/448/18 View Details
Luke Nelmes Oldham 22/04/2018 No charge ON/450/18 View Details
James Donaldson Hull KR 22/04/2018 No charge ON/451/18 View Details
Luke Nelmes Oldham 22/04/2018 No charge ON/452/18 View Details
Josh Johnson Hull KR 22/04/2018 Charge ON/453/18 View Details
Both Clubs N/A 22/04/2018 No charge ON/454/18 View Details
Gareth Owen Oldham 22/04/2018 No charge ON/455/18 View Details
Patrick Ah Van Widnes 21/04/2018 Caution ON/441/18 View Details
Harry Kaufman Coventry 21/04/2018 No charge ON/442/18 View Details
Alex Beddows Coventry 21/04/2018 No charge ON/443/18 View Details
Sitaleki Akauloa Warrington 21/04/2018 No charge ON/444/18 View Details
Sean O’Loughlin Wigan 20/04/2018 No charge ON/432/18 View Details
Joe Wardle Castleford 20/04/2018 No charge ON/433/18 View Details
Kyle Amor St Helens 20/04/2018 No charge ON/434/18 View Details
Matty Costello St Helens 20/04/2018 No charge ON/435/18 View Details
Danny Kirmond Wakefield 20/04/2018 No charge ON/436/18 View Details
Matty Ashurst Wakefield 20/04/2018 No charge ON/437/18 View Details

Off-field Misconduct

All clubs and participants involved in Rugby League are bound by the Operational Rules.

These include rules relating to the Salary Cap, social media, player registrations and fixture fulfilment amongst other areas.

For a summary of the disciplinary process for off-field incidents, CLICK HERE.

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