David Fifita will be free to start the Super League season, despite being handed a two-match suspension.
Fifita, whose future has yet to be confirmed with his Wakefield contract expiring, was found guilty of Grade B dangerous contact in the Wildcats’ final Super 8s defeat to St Helens.
Despite being handed a two-game ban, Fifita will still be eligible for the start of the Super League season because of RFL rulings.
The RFL Operation rule D2:56 (d) allows for up to two pre-season (warm up) Matches which have been sanctioned by the RFL to be used as part of any suspension.
The same can’t be said for Halifax’s Will Sharp, who has been handed a SIX-match ban.
Sharp, who penned a new deal with the club earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to a Grade E charge for dangerous use of the elbow in Fax’s Championship Shield play-off semi-final defeat to Sheffield. However, he was found guilty, leading to the hefty ban.