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Disciplinary Item


Case Number ON/116/13
Name Jamie Thackray
Club Workington
Shirt Number 10
Match York v Workington
Competition Championship
Date 10/03/13
Incident considered Dissent in 70th minute
Decision Charge
Details of Charge / Reason for NF Rule: 15.1(g) Detail: Disputes decision of referee using foul and abusive language and aggressive body language Grade: C
Range of Recommended Sanctions in relation to Charged Grade* 2-3
Date of Disciplinary Committee 19/03/13
Evidence provided DVD 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 14 March 2013, you are charged with misconduct for a breach of Law 15.1(g) during the above Match. The Panel reviewed an incident which occurred in approximately the 70th minute of the Match and reviewed a report from the Match Referee. You were dismissed from the field of play following this incident. The report states as follows ““You've gave us fuck all day, you fucking hammered us." I then showed Jamie the yellow card and sent him to the sin bin. He then turned and used abusive language on numerous occasions towards me. This was in an aggressive manner. He then decided to take two steps forward towards me grinding his teeth together before making his way off the field.” After considering the evidence provided and in accordance with the RFL’s On Field Sentencing Guidelines, the Panel consider that such offence is a Grade C offence (Disputes decision of referee using foul and abusive language and aggressive body language). If found to have committed the offence, again in accordance with the On Field Sentencing Guidelines, the normal suspension range for an such offence is from a 2 to a 3 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 your previous disciplinary record, where you received a 2 match suspension from the RFL Tribunal on the 25th September 2012.
Summary of Player's submissions on the Charge / evidence Player pleads guilty via letter and apologises for his actions but does not feel he aggressively approached the referee. The player was frustrated but should not have let his emotions spill over.
Decision Guilty
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 Guilty plea. Player is remorseful nad does not have any recent previous similar convictions.
Aggravating Factors Breach of the Respect policy.
Mitigating Factors
Reasons for Decision The committee take acts of foul and abusive language towards match officials very seriously and condone such acts as these. The player it can be seen does appear to approach the referee aggressively when dismissed the committee note. Given all the circumstances and a guilty plea the committee feel that a 2 match suspension and a £50 fine is appropriate.
Suspension 2 matches
Fine £50