Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Disciplinary

Former Leigh man suspended by RFL over betting breaches

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Former Leigh Centurions player Andy Thornley has been suspended from any involvement in Rugby League until June 1, 2015 after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s betting rules. Thornley admitted placing a large number of bets on Rugby League matches via various betting accounts, including matches involving Leigh Centurions, when he appeared before an independent tribunal on Thursday evening. ... Read More »

Bowen fined £1,000 by RFL for social media breach

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Wigan Warriors full-back Matty Bowen has been fined £1,000 (£500 of which is suspended until the end of the 2015 season) after he was found guilty of minor misconduct for breaching the RFL’s social media policy. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, ... Read More »

Leuluai cleared of blame in Russell incident

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Widnes forward Macgraff Leuluai has been cleared of any foul play in the incident that resulted in facial injuries to Warrington Wolves full-back Matty Russell. Russell was knocked unconscious after spilling a high ball and colliding with Leuluai during the Wolves’ 22-19 Super League elimination play-off victory on Saturday. Leuluai was not penalised for the incident and the Rugby Football ... Read More »

RFL to take “no further action” on Zak Hardaker

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The RFL has confirmed that no further action will be taken on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker following an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse made on a St Helens player during a match in late August. The game’s governing body said in a statement: “Details of the investigation were presented to the RFL Match Review Panel which concluded that ... Read More »

Super League: Two players charged from round 27

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Three players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in First Utility Super League and Kingstone Press Championship fixtures at the weekend. St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has been charged with making a Grade C shoulder charge on Luke Robinson of Huddersfield Giants in the 28th minute of a Super League fixture played on Friday September 12. Paul Wood of ... Read More »

Tautai banned, won’t play for Wildcats again

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Wigan-bound Taulima Tautai has played his final game for Wakefield after being handed a one-match ban by the RFL for a dangerous throw on Castleford’s Scott Wheeldon last week. The Samoan utility forward, who Warriors coach Shaun Wane claims will be the club’s only signing for 2015, will link up with his new club in pre-season. What do you think ... Read More »

Super League player suspended

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Leeds Rhinos’ Joel Moon has been suspended for two games by an independent tribunal, after pleading guilty to a Grade C shoulder charge offence. Moon will now miss the remainder of the regular season for Leeds after the ban – which came after he was sent off for making contact with the head of St Helens back Mark Percival during ... Read More »

Super League: Moon and Farrell charged by RFL

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Two players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in Round 25 of First Utility Super League. Joel Moon of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with making a Grade C shoulder charge on St Helens player Mark Percival in the 22nd minute of a match played on Friday August 29. Liam Farrell of Wigan Warriors has been charged with making ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings forward hit with ban

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Widnes Vikings forward Willie Isa will miss the club’s next three games, after being suspended this evening at a disciplinary hearing. Isa – who was charged with two counts of a Grade B dangerous tackle during the Vikings’ Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Castleford at the weekend – pleaded guilty to an offence with the Tigers’ Kirk Dixon, copping him ... Read More »

Batley Bulldogs player hit with five-match ban

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Batley Bulldogs have been hit with a huge blow ahead of the end of the Kingstone Press Championship season, after Lee Paterson was banned for five games after being found guilty of using homophobic language to another player. The incident, which happened during the Bulldogs’ clash against Leigh Centurions on August 4 saw Paterson charged with a Grade E offence, ... Read More »