Radford has “no confidence” in disciplinary panel

Hull FC coach, Lee Radford has revealed he has “no confidence” in the Super League disciplinary panel, after losing forward Mickey Paea to a two-game suspension.

Paea was hit with a ban following a tackle on Wakefield’s Danny Washbrook, during their game last week, after which Radford mentioned that he thought Paea would have no case to answer.  Following the ban however, Radford has laid into the disciplinary processes, admitting his disappointment in losing Paea.

“I am really disappointed with the verdict on Mickey Paea,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.  “I think the consistency is just not there with the tribunal system now, so I can have no confidence in disciplinary panels or the people on them to look at the incidents.

“We had a tackle a couple of weeks ago by Marc Sneyd, when he rolled Danny McGuire.  Sneyd was banned for two games for that.  Yet on that same weekend, Joe Greenwood made a carbon copy tackle on Kevin Brown – one which left Brown out for six weeks with ankle ligament damage,” said Radford, pointing out a prime example of the inconsistency, “but for some reason Greenwood got away scot-free.

“This two-match ban for Mickey Paea is a massive disappointment.”