Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has been fined £500 by the RFL after he was found guilty of publically criticising the manner in which matches are officiated following his side’s Super League fixture against Catalan Dragons on Monday April 1, 2013.
McDermott was found to be in breach of RFL Operational Rule D1.8 © (prejudicial conduct), Operational Rule D1.10 (i) (public criticism of match officials) and the sport’s Respect Policy.
McDermott was instructed to pay £250 immediately with a further £250 suspended until the end of the 2014 season.
St Helens assistant coach Jamal Lolesi has been fined £500 after the RFL found him guilty of using foul and abusive language towards a match official during a Super League fixture against Salford City Reds on March 22, 2013.
Lolesi, who pleaded guilty to the charge, was deemed to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8 © (Prejudicial Conduct) and the RFL Respect Policy.
Lolesi was instructed to pay £250 immediately with a further £250 suspended until the end of the 2014 season.