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Case Number ON/620/13
Name Harry Aldous
Club Hull KR
Shirt Number 21
Match Hull KR v Hull FC
Competition Academy U19
Date 11/08/13
Incident considered Fighting in 80th minute
Decision Charge
Details of Charge / Reason for NF Rule: 15.1(a) Detail – Punching – Violent and Sustained Grade E
Range of Recommended Sanctions in relation to Charged Grade* 4-8
Date of Disciplinary Committee 20/08/13
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 19 August 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 80th minute of the Match when you were involved in a particularly unsavoury brawl. The incident was placed ‘On Report’ by the match referee. In the Panel’s opinion you became involved in this incident 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 E offence. If found to have committed the offence, again in accordance with the On Field Sentencing Guidelines, the normal suspension range for such offence is a 4 to 8 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 the Early Guilty Plea due to the grading of the Charge.
Summary of Player's submissions on the Charge / evidence Player plead guilty via email to the charge outlined.
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 No representations.
Aggravating Factors Violent incident
Mitigating Factors
Reasons for Decision The committee have viewed this incident and it is clear that this player throws a number of punches in what can only be described as a very ‘ugly’ and ‘violent’ incident. This player it can clearly be seen going into the incident on 3 separate occasions which escalates the already volatile situation. The committee feel that a 5 game suspension and a £25 fine is appropriate.
Suspension 5 games
Fine £25
Warning