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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
Bob Beswick Toronto 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1133/18 View Details
Shane Grady Halifax 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1134/18 View Details
Gareth O'Brien Toronto 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1135/18 View Details
Bob Beswick Toronto 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1136/18 View Details
Chester Butler Halifax 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1137/18 View Details
Steve Tyrer Halifax 12/08/2018 Caution ON/1138/18 View Details
Shane Grady Halifax 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1139/18 View Details
Andrew Dixon Toronto 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1140/18 View Details
Andy Ackers Toronto 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1141/18 View Details
Josh Hardcastle Featherstone 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1161/18 View Details
Wayne Rettie Batley 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1162/18 View Details
Josh Hardcastle Featherstone 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1163/18 View Details
Alex Bretherton Batley 12/08/2018 Charge ON/1164/18 View Details
Brett Carter Barrow 12/08/2018 Charge ON/1165/18 View Details
Setareki Talatoka Rochdale 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1166/18 View Details
Jovilisi Taira Rochdale 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1167/18 View Details
Josh Barlow Swinton 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1168/18 View Details
Conor Fitzsimmons Newcastle 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1169/18 View Details
Ross Peltier Bradford 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1170/18 View Details
Ellis Gillham Whitehaven 12/08/2018 No charge ON/1171/18 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.