Three Super League players suspended by tribunal

Three players have been suspended after appearing before an independent disciplinary tribunal this evening charged with offences committed in last weekend’s fixtures.

Salford Red Devils player Cory Paterson has been suspended for three matches after being found guilty of Grade D intentional striking with the shoulder on Gregg McNally of Leigh Centurions in the first minute of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round tie played at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday April 18.

Paterson, who pleaded guilty, was also fined £300.

Jeff Lima of Catalans Dragons has been banned for two matches after being found guilty of Grade B dangerous contact on Huddersfield Giants player Ukuma Ta’ai in the 68th minute of a First Utility Super League Round 11 fixture played on Sunday April 19.

Lima, who pleaded not guilty, was also fined £300.

Hull KR’s Adam Walker was fined £300 after pleading guilty to Grade A striking on Adam O’Brien of Bradford Bulls in the 39th minute of a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round tie played at Provident Stadium on Sunday April 19.

The following players submitted Early Guilty Pleas to offences committed in recent First Utility Super League, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and Kingstone Press League 1 fixtures:

Darrell Griffin (Salford Red Devils) – banned for one match for Grade B reckless high tackle v Leigh Centurions;

James Donaldson (Hull KR) – one-match ban for Grade B kicking v Bradford Bulls;

Jack Hughes (Huddersfield Giants) – loses right to submit EGP for 12 months for Grade A dangerous contact v Catalans Dragons;

Peter Aspinall (York City Knights) – two-match ban for Grade C running in and punching v Oxford;

Ollie Purslow (Gloucestershire All Golds) – one match ban for Grade B careless high tackle v Rochdale Hornets;

Tommy Gallagher (Swinton Lions) – one-match ban for Grade B shoulder charge v Barrow Raiders.