10th April 2019, 16:00 | Castleford

Powell fined for breaching Operational Rules

Powell fined for breaching Operational Rules

The Rugby Football League have imposed a suspended fine of £5,000 on the Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell for entering the field of play during the team's Betfred Super League defeat by St Helens on March 22.

Powell's punishment, for breaching Operational Rule D1:13, takes into account his acceptance of the breach, and assurance that it will not occur again - as well as the club's approach and assistance with all aspects of the matter. 

The £5,000 fine has therefore been suspended until the end of the 2019 season, and will only become payable in the event of further breaches of the Operational Rules relating to non-field personnel entering the field of play outside of RFL Regulations.

Castleford Tigers Director of Rugby Jon Wells said: "Daryl is contrite about his actions and has made assurances that this won't happen again - agreeing that the playing pitch is best left for players.

"We would like to thank the RFL for working with us on the issue."