Monday, September 22, 2014
Rugby League News


Crookes charged for Magic Weekend high tackle


Hull FC star Jason Crookes has been charged with a Grade B careless high tackle on Liam Salter of Hull Kingston Rovers in the 49th minute of their Magic Weekend fixture at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday May 17. Crookes does not have the option of submitting an Early Guilty Plea and will appear before an independent Disciplinary Tribunal on ... Read More »

Robins prop picks up one-match ban

Brother Jonathan, who was released by the Rovers

Hull KR prop Jonathan Walker has been given a one-match ban by the RFL for a dangerous tackle on Widnes’ Ben Kavanagh during their Super League clash last Sunday. He will miss this Saturday’s game against Salford Red Devils as a result. Wakefield’s Chris Riley and Hull FC star Jason Crookes were also under RFL scrutiny following a scrap in ... Read More »

Riley, Crookes and Walker charged


Three players have been charged by the RFL’s Match Review Panel following incidents in Super League Round 11 fixtures. Chris Riley of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (pictured) has been charged with a Grade A striking offence on Hull FC player Jason Crookes in the 60th minute at KC Stadium on Sunday May 4. Jason Crookes of Hull FC has been charged ... Read More »

Moore and Dudson charged by Match Review Panel

London's Scott Moore. ©RLPhotos

Scott Moore (London Broncos) and Gil Dudson (Wigan Warriors) have both been charged by the RFL’s match review panel for incidents that took place on Easter Monday. Moore was cited for making a high tackle on Hull FC star Liam Colbon, while Dudson has been charged with a shoulder charge (secondary contact with head) on Danny Addy (Bradford Bulls). They ... Read More »

NRL to clamp down on lifting tackles

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

The NRL has directed its Match Review Committee to take a hard line against players lifting opponents into a “dangerous position” where they could injure their head or neck, following a review of performance data and tackle analytics over the first six rounds of the season. From this weekend, any player involved in a dangerous lifting tackle on an opponent ... Read More »

Scott Grix escapes ban for striking charge


Huddersfield Giants full-back Scott Grix has avoided a ban at an RFL disciplinary hearing this evening, after he was charged with an offence during the Giants’ loss to Hull FC. Grix was summoned to appear before the disciplinary panel on a Grade A charge of striking, after being involved with an altercation with FC captain Gareth Ellis. However, he received ... Read More »

Scott Grix charged by RFL


Huddersfield Giants player Scott Grix has been charged with the Grade A offence of striking in the 15th minute of the First Utility Super League Round 8 fixture against Hull FC. The incident occurred in the first-half of the clash at the KC Stadium, which the Giants ultimately lost. He was involved in an altercation with FC captain Gareth Ellis. ... Read More »

Brett Ferres apologises for ‘spear’ tackle

Brett Ferres

Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has issued a public apology regarding the ‘spear’ tackle that saw him sent off – and subsequently banned for five games – following the tackle on St Helens’ Jonny Lomax. With the Giants in front 16-8 with just 15 minutes left, Ferres saw red for the controversial tackle on the St Helens full-back. The Giants ... Read More »

Brett Ferres handed five-game ban for Lomax tackle


Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres has been handed a five-match ban for the tackle that saw him sent off against St Helens on Sunday. Ferres had been cited for a Grade E dangerous throw after his tackle on Saints’ Jonny Lomax – for which Phil Bentham issued him with a straight red card. And the RFL disciplinary panel have acted ... Read More »

Three Super League players charged


Three Super League players have been charged by the RFL Match Review Panel following incidents in the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Brett Ferres of Huddersfield Giants has been charged with making a Grade E dangerous throw on St Helens player Jonny Lomax in the 65th minute on Sunday April 6. If found guilty, he could get between ... Read More »