29th May 2019, 11:40 | rfl
Clubs will never agree with every decision of the panel, but we always hope that club officials will respect the disciplinary process and the integrity of individual panel members.
Officials and supporters are reminded that the match review panel and the disciplinary tribunal are independent, the findings of this two-stage process are transparent and published on the RFL website, and processes are under constant peer-review.
The panel and its processes were reviewed during 2017 by a working group which included senior representatives from both Super League and Championship clubs who commended the quality of the work. The individuals involved on the match review panel and the disciplinary tribunal all bring considerable expertise, including experience of playing or officiating at the highest level. The disciplinary tribunals are chaired by current or former Judges.
Members of both the match review panel and the disciplinary panel work on behalf of the whole sport, to give back to the sport, and they have and deserve our full respect and support.