And if you read my post you will see this was because the RFL, quite correctly in my view, updated the rule book so a club would, in future be removed from the cup.
In this case they seem to have failed to alter anything following last year's breaches, and thereby gave my club and Doncaster a much stronger chance of overturning the deduction at appeal.
There was a rule that said you couldn't play ineligible players but nothing written down regarding punishment. The RFL could quite easily have applied the punishment of kicking Hull out, but they bottled it. And by throwing out Halifax hasn't a precedent been set that if you play an ineligible player, you forfeit the game?