Hull FC have suffered a blow today ahead of Friday’s Hull derby against Hull Kingston Rovers at Craven Park after Jake Connor failed in his appeal against a one-match ban tonight.
At a hearing of an Independent Operational Rules Tribunal, Connor pleaded Not Guilty to a Grade B Penalty Notice charge for foul and/or abusive language towards a Match Official in the match between St Helens v Hull FC on 19th January 2019.
The Penalty Notice challenge was unsuccessful and the Tribunal confirmed the one-match ban and £500 fine. The Tribunal did not find it necessary to increase the suspension as they did not deem the appeal to be frivolous.
Hull FC will also forfeit a £500 Penalty Notice Challenge bond.
Check out next Monday’s League Express for full coverage of Friday’s clash in the opening round of the Super League season.