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Two players suspended by RFL Disciplinary Tribunal

3rd of September 2013
Two players suspended by RFL Disciplinary Tribunal

Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey will miss the Super League champions’ last match of the regular season at Wigan Warriors on Thursday...

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Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey will miss the Super League champions’ last match of the regular season at Wigan Warriors on Thursday evening after he was suspended for one match when he appeared before an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal this evening.


Bailey pleaded guilty to the Grade A charge of punching Damien Blanch of Catalan Dragons in the 26th minute of a Round 26 fixture at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday August 30.


The Tribunal also handed down a two-match suspension to Featherstone Rovers player Tim Spears after finding him guilty of the Grade C charge of making dangerous contact with an opponent in the 46th  minute of a Kingstone Press Championship fixture at Hunslet Hawks on Sunday September 1.


Spears, who pleaded not guilty, was also fined £50. He will miss Featherstone’s opening two Kingstone Press Championship play-off ties.


Greg McNally of Leigh Centurions was cleared of the Grade C charge of striking with his shoulder in a Kingstone Press Championship fixture at Batley Bulldogs on August 26.


The following players submitted Early Guilty Pleas yesterday:



  • Damien Blanch (Catalan Dragons) – Grade A punching v Leeds. Loses EGP for 12 months.

  • Danny Cowling (Doncaster) – Grade C punching v Dewsbury Rams. Two-match suspension.

  • Jack Aldous (York City Knights) – Grade B punching v Doncaster. One-match suspension.

  • Sam Scott (York City Knight) – Grade B use of foul and abusive language to a match official v Batley Bulldogs. One-match suspension.

  • Adam Higson (Leigh Centurions) – Grade B punching v Dewsbury Rams. One-match suspension.

  • Tom Lillycrop (Dewsbury Rams) – Grade B punching v Leigh Centurions. One-match suspension.


James Craven (Dewsbury Rams) – Grade B punching v Doncaster. One-match suspension. 

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