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Case Number ON/676/14
Name Willie Isa
Club Widnes
Shirt Number 16
Match Widnes v Castleford
Competition Challenge Cup
Date 10/08/14
Incident considered Dangerous Contact in 63rd minute (Lynch)
Decision Charge
Details of Charge / Reason for NF Rule – 15.1(i) Detail – Defender uses any part of his body forcefully to twist, bend or otherwise apply pressure to the limb or limbs of an opposing player in a way that in involves unacceptable risk of injury. Grade - B
Range of Recommended Sanctions in relation to Charged Grade* 1-2 Match ban
Date of Disciplinary Committee 12/08/14
Evidence provided DVD
 
Decision On Charge
Player plea Not guilty
Summary of CM's submissions on the Charge / evidence The Panel then reviewed an incident which occurred in approximately the 63rd minute of the above Match. In the Panel’s opinion in tackling your opponent (Lynch) you applied undue pressure to the leg of your opponent. The Panel believed that your actions were unnecessary and had the potential to cause your opponent injury. In accordance with the RFL’s On Field Sentencing Guidelines, the Panel consider that such offence is a Grade B offence (Dangerous Contact – Defender uses any part of his body forcefully to twist, bend or otherwise apply pressure to the limb or limbs of an opposing player in a way that involves unacceptable risk of injury). 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 2 match suspension. In addition the Tribunal has the power to impose such fine as it considers reasonable
Summary of Player's submissions on the Charge / evidence Hearing conducted via skype with player and Assistant Coach Mick Cassidy. In this tackle player argues he was merely handing onto the opponent in the tackle and did not twist his ankle. Two other players involved in the tackle and the opponent was still moving forward. Player unable to see what other actions he could have taken in these circumstances. In that type of situation he is coached to stay in contact as long as possible.
Decision Guilty
Reasons for Decision Having carefully viewed the DVD the tribunal accept that the initial part of the tackle was okay. The player can then be seen to move his right shoulder round to apply extra weight to the leg and twists the ankle in the process. The tribunal feel the charge is made out and the player is guilty.
 
Decision On Sanction (where found to have committed Misconduct)
Summary of CM's submissions on the appropriate sanction No additional submissions
Summary of Player's submissions on the appropriate sanction Coaches are working on his tackling technique-no intent to injure opponent
Aggravating Factors Potential for serious injury
Mitigating Factors
Reasons for Decision Having taken into account all the surrounding circumstances and finding the player guilty this tribunal feel that a 1 match suspension is the correct sanction and no additional fine.
Suspension 1 match
Fine No additional fine for this offence but an overall fine of £300 with first offence. Total for both offences 3 matches and £300 fine
Warning