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Super League Grand Final 2016

Disciplinary Item


Case Number ON/44/13
Name Brent Webb
Club Catalans
Shirt Number 1
Match Warrington v Catalans
Competition Super League
Date 15/02/13
Incident considered Fighting in 72nd minute (Westwood)
Decision Charge
Details of Charge / Reason for NF Rule: 15.1(a) Detail – Punching – One on One Grade B
Range of Recommended Sanctions in relation to Charged Grade* 1-2
Date of Disciplinary Committee 19/02/13
Evidence provided DVD Temporary Dismissal Report
Decision On Charge
Player plea Guilty plea
Summary of CM's submissions on the Charge / evidence Following a Match Review Panel meeting held on 18 February 2013, you are charged with misconduct for a breach of Law 15.1(a) during the above Match. The Panel reviewed an incident which occurred in approximately the 72nd minute of the Match. You were sin binned following this incident by the match referee. In the Panel’s opinion you became involved in a confrontation with an opponent (Westwood) and threw punches in a violent manner. The Panel believed that this behaviour was serious misconduct, against the spirit of the game, and that your punches had the potential to cause injury. In accordance with the RFL’s On Field Sentencing Guidelines, the Panel consider that such offence is a Grade B offence (Strikes – Punching). If found to have committed the offence, again in accordance with the On Field Sentencing Guidelines, the normal suspension range for such offence is from a 1 to a 2 match suspension. In addition the Tribunal has the power to impose such fine as it considers reasonable. Under the RFL Disciplinary Guidelines you are not eligible to take an Early Guilty Plea due to a 2 match suspension you received on the 1st August 2012.
Summary of Player's submissions on the Charge / evidence Oliver Marns speaking on behalf of the player states that the player pleads guilty to the offence however notes there are mitigation to this. The player is confronted by his opponent, Mr Westwood who pushes out at Mr Webb who then retaliates and trades punches. The player states that Mr Westwood confronts him in an aggressive manner. Mr Webb says he is trying to get back into the defensive line but Mr Westwood is confronting him. Mr Webb then retaliates and trades punches.
Decision Guilty plea
Reasons for Decision
Decision On Sanction (where found to have committed Misconduct)
Summary of CM's submissions on the appropriate sanction No further submissions
Summary of Player's submissions on the appropriate sanction Extreme provocation
Aggravating Factors
Mitigating Factors
Reasons for Decision The committee have viewed this incident and are quite satisfied that Mr Webb whilst could be viewed that he was provoked; Mr Webb has thrown punches in retaliation. The committee feel that the punching was sustained and that the player has a record for such an offence. The committee feel that a 1 match suspension and a £300 is appropriate.
Suspension 1 match
Fine £300