Five Super League players charged
Five Stobart Super League players have been charged with offences committed during last weekend’s Round Six fixtures.
Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey and full-back Brent Webb have both been charged with the Grade C offence of making deliberate physical contact with a match official in the 36th minute of their team’s victory over Warrington Wolves on Friday.
Warrington hooker Micky Higham has been charged with the Grade B offence of making a high tackle on Rob Burrow of Leeds in the 53rdminute of the same match.
Bradford Bulls stand-off Jarrod Sammut has been charged with the Grade B offence of illegal use of the forearm/elbow on Craig Hall of Hull Kingston Rovers in the 46thminute.
Hull FC prop Mark O’Meley has been charged with the Grade B offence of making dangerous contact on Tony Puletua of St Helens in the 12thminute.
All five players were charged after the incidents were viewed by the Super League Match Review Panel, which also issued a formal caution to Josh Charnley of Wigan Warriors over his use of the forearm whilst in possession.
Bailey, Webb and Higham will appear before the RFL Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday evening, when they could be joined by O’Meley and Sammut, who have until 11.00am tomorrow (Tuesday) to submit Early Guilty Pleas.
The option to take an Early Guilty Plea is available to any player who has been charged with an offence of Grade A to C and who has not been found guilty of any other charge of on-field misconduct or who has not submitted a previous Early Guilty Plea in the 12 months preceding the date of the match in which the alleged offence took place.
Bailey, Webb and Higham have all been found guilty of on-field misconduct in the last 12 months.