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Case Number ON/506/13
Name Jacob Emmitt
Club Salford
Shirt Number 36
Match Salford v Catalans
Competition Super League
Date 19/07/13
Incident considered Fighting in 78th minute
Decision Charge
Details of Charge / Reason for NF Rule: 15.1(a) Detail – Punching – Running in and Punching Grade B
Range of Recommended Sanctions in relation to Charged Grade* 1-2
Date of Disciplinary Committee 23/07/13
Evidence provided DVD Officials Report
 
Decision On Charge
Player plea Guilty
Summary of CM's submissions on the Charge / evidence Following a Match Review Panel meeting held on 21 July 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 the 78th minute of the Match. This incident was placed ‘On Report’ by the Match Referee. In the Panel’s opinion you became involved in a confrontation between opponents and threw punches in a violent manner. The Panel believed that this behaviour was serious misconduct, against the spirit of the game, that your punches had the potential to cause injury and that your conduct contributed an unsightly melee occurring. In accordance with the RFL’s On Field Sentencing Guidelines, the Panel consider that such offence is a Grade B offence (Strikes – Punching – Running in and 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 ineligible to take an Early Guilty Plea due to your previous disciplinary record.
Summary of Player's submissions on the Charge / evidence Player pleaded guilty to offence via email. Did not attend hearing. No defense submitted.
Decision Guilty
Reasons for Decision
 
Decision On Sanction (where found to have committed Misconduct)
Summary of CM's submissions on the appropriate sanction MRP concerned player runs some distance to throw punch at unsighted opponent. Player then goes on throw a punch at another opponent.
Summary of Player's submissions on the appropriate sanction Player or representative did not appear.
Aggravating Factors Previous disciplinary record for punching.
Mitigating Factors
Reasons for Decision Credit given for pleading guilty. Player punches an unsighted opponent, but punch is a glancing blow. Player also has previous disciplinary record for punching. Player continues involvement and throws another punch a short time later.
Suspension 1 Match
Fine £400
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