18th September 2018, 14:21 | disciplinary

DISCIPLINARY: Independent Operational Rules Tribunal

DISCIPLINARY: Independent Operational Rules Tribunal

The following case was heard tonight by an independent operational rules tribunal (HH Rodney Grant, Adrian Morley & Stuart Fielden):

Jack Bussey (Toronto Wolfpack) pleaded guilty to the Grade F Biting charge vs Toulouse. He was given an 8 match suspension and a £250 fine. In addition in the same game he had accepted a 1 match penalty notice for a high tackle. As the biting offence was committed prior to the high tackle under the sentencing guidelines, the 1 match suspension was increased to 2 matches. Making a total of 10 matches.


Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) intends to challenge the grading of the Grade C High Tackle charge. Due to Warrington’s request for the hearing to be adjourned the case will be heard at a later date. Lineham will be stood down for this weekend's fixture.


The following players have accepted their imposed penalty notices:

Dane Manning (Batley Bulldogs) Grade C Drops on Forearm - 2 match penalty notice

Jode Sheriffe (Dewsbury Rams) Grade C High Tackle - 2 match penalty notice

Ryan Duffy (Barrow Raiders) Grade B Foul and Abusive Language to a Match Official - 1 match penalty notice

Jordie Hedges (Doncaster) Grade C Dangerous Throw - 3 match penalty notice

Brett Ferres (Leeds Rhinos) Grade A Dangerous Contact - 1 match penalty notice

Jacob Miller (Wakefield Trinity) Grade A Punching - 0 match penalty notice

Mickael Simon (Catalans Dragons) Grade B Punching - 1 match penalty notice

Tom Olbison (Widnes Vikings) Grade A Dangerous Contact - 0 match penalty notice

Eloi Pelissier (London Broncos) Grade A Trip - 0 match penalty notice

Will Lovell (London Broncos) Grade B Shoulder Charge - 1 match penalty notice

Jack Bussey (Toronto Wolfpack) Grade B High Tackle - 1 match penalty notice

Tom Scott (London Broncos Academy) Grade B Trip - 1 match penalty notice