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5th March 2019, 15:18 | disciplinary

DISCIPLINARY: Two players banned

DISCIPLINARY: Two players banned

The following cases were heard this evening by an Independent Operational Rules Tribunal (HH Rodney Grant, Danny Sculthorpe & Stuart Fielden):

  • Joel Tomkins (Hull KR) pleaded guilty to the Grade D Questioning the Integrity of a Match Official charge issued against him in the Betfred Super League match against Salford Red Devils on February 23. Because of his good record and admittance of guilt, an Independent Operational Rules Tribunal went outside the normal sanctions of a Grade D charge when penalising. The player has been issued with a two match suspension and fined £500. Tomkins has already served one match of that suspension after being stood down by Hull KR last weekend.

  • Grant Millington (Castleford Tigers) challenged the two match penalty notice for the Grade C repeated striking charge from the Betfred Super League match against Hull Kingston Rovers on March 1. An Independent Operational Rules Tribunal felt the sanction was justified but that the appeal was not frivolous. Therefore the two-match suspension remains.