Castleford Tigers stand-off Rangi Chase will miss the Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter-final after being handed a two-match ban.
The classy New Zealander, who is a leading candidate for the Man of Steel award after an impressive season, was found guilty of a grade B offence of punching during the 34-30 Engage Super League victory over Bradford Bulls on Sunday.
The suspension amounts to a double blow for the Tigers as they aim to retain their top-eight spot and claim a first cup final appearance for 19 years.
Chase, who was also fined £300, has been an ever-present this year but will miss their league game against Crusaders RL on Saturday, as well as the cup tie against Huddersfield Giants a week later.
Bradford hooker Matt Diskin was freed up to play against Huddersfield on Sunday after the panel issued him with a warning over use of the knees on Tigers winger Richard Owen in the same game.
Castleford say they will appeal against Chase’s two-match suspension.