Rugby League


21 Sep 2022

Independent Operational Rules Tribunal: Morgan Knowles

Independent Operational Rules Tribunal: Morgan Knowles

St Helens’ Morgan Knowles was successful in his second appeal against a two-match suspension. 

The full minutes of Wednesday’s Operational Rules Tribunal are available here.

Tribunals are independent of the RFL, made up of a legally qualified Chair (usually a serving or retired judge) and assisted by side members with relevant experience such as ex-professional players, coaches or match officials.

The work of tribunals, and the Match Review Panel, is often challenging and complex. Members have an increasingly difficult job to do, and we value their service and expertise. 

Processes are also subject to periodic review and the current one led by Robert Hicks, begun in June and involving representatives from clubs in all divisions will make any recommendations for improvement to RFL Council in December.