SIX SUPER LEAGUE PLAYERS CHARGED

posted on 7 April 2015

Six players have been charged with offences committed in First Utility Super League Round 9 fixtures played on Monday April 6.

Stevie Ward of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with making Grade A dangerous contact on Joe Arundel in the 34th minute of the fixture against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Wakefield player Nick Scruton has been charged with making a Grade B high tackle on Andrew Yates in the 79th minute of the same game.

Joe Wardle of Huddersfield Giants has been charged with making a Grade B dangerous throw on Ben Cockayne in the 21st minute of the game against Hull Kingston Rovers at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Salford Red Devils player Josh Griffin has been charged with Grade A contrary behaviour towards Anthony Gelling in the 68th minute during the fixture against Wigan Warriors.

Weller Hauraki of Salford Red Devils and John Bateman of Wigan Warriors have both been charged with Grade B striking in the 79th minute of the same game.

All six were charged after the incidents were viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel, which also handed down a formal caution to Anthony Gelling of Wigan Warriors for striking Josh Griffin in the 68th minute of the game against Salford Red Devils.

Ward, Scruton, Wardle and Bateman have until 11.00am on Wednesday (April 8) to submit Early Guilty Pleas.

Griffin and Hauraki do not have the option of submitting an Early Guilty Plea and will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal on Wednesday evening.

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