Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum banned following Catalans

Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum have been hit with suspensions following a brawl which marred Catalans Dragons’ Super League win over Warrington Wolves last Saturday.

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Fighting broke out on and off the pitch as tempers flared in Perpignan, where Catalans ran out 30-10 winners to ensure St Helens took the League Leaders’ Shield.

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Tomkins and McIlorum and were shown red cards amid ugly scenes at Stade Gilbert Brutus and the Catalans duo have been banned for three and two games respectively.

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The Rugby Football League (RFL) on Wednesday revealed Tomkins has been charged and found guilty of punching, landing a $900 AUD fine and a $900 loss of deposit for grading challenge.

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Disciplinary outcomes for Warrington Wolves and Catalans Dragons

THE outcome of the sitting of the Match Review Panel and the sanctions issued following the Warrington Wolves match against Catalans Dragons have been confirmed.

Wolves head coach Steve Price will be without winger Tom Lineham for Thursday night’s clash with St Helens.

No other Wire players have picked up bans, but Catalans’ Brayden Williame, Mickael Simon, Kenny Edwards, Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum are all set for spells on the sidelines

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*In respect of the Kenny Edwards Other Contrary Behaviour Charge, the Match Review Panel elected to refer this to the Operational Rules Tribunal under section 3.4 of the Sentencing Guidelines.

Publisher: Warrington Guardian
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Five Catalans players banned after Super League brawl

Five Catalans Dragons players have been suspended in the initial fall-out from Saturday’s controversial Super League clash against Warrington in Perpignan.

The French club won the top-five fixture 30-10 but the game was marred by an all-out brawl on the pitch and a major crowd disturbance off it.

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Referee James Child brandished two red cards and four yellows throughout the 80 minutes and attempted to calm tempers as fighting broke out in one of the stands.

The English Rugby Football League has handed the crowd misconduct case to a compliance investigator and, in the meantime, its match-review panel has handed out punishment to players involved in foul play during and at the end of the game.

Publisher: The Age
Date: 2019-08-06T00:47:08+00:00
Author: Ian Laybourn
Twitter: @theage
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Catalans’ Kenny Edwards cleared of incitement charge after crowd trouble

The match was marred by fighting on and off the pitch as tempers flared at the Stade Gilbert Brutus and Edwards was seen at one point being restrained by his club captain, Remi Casty.

Edwards was charged by the RFL’s match review panel with ‘other contrary behaviour’ but denied the offence when he appeared in front of an independent tribunal in Leeds on Tuesday evening and was found not guilty.

Simon and Wiliame had their one-match bans over-turned but McIlorum had his suspension for a high tackle increased from one to two games and Tomkins’s three-match ban for punching remains.

Publisher: the Guardian
Date: 2019-08-06T12:37:21.000Z
Author: PA Media
Twitter: @guardian
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Five players suspended following Super League brawl

Catalans’ England full-back Sam Tomkins, one of the players to be sent off, has received the heaviest punishment, a three-match penalty notice for punching Warrington winger Jake Mamo during the brawl.

Second rower Kenny Edwards, who appeared to make gestures to fans at the height of the crowd trouble, was given a grade C charge of “other contrary behaviour” which normally carries a ban of two to three matches.

The panel says that, due to the obscure nature of the charge and the lack of any comparable offence, Edwards was referred directly to an operational rules tribunal which will hold a hearing.

Date: 2019-08-05T21:01:24.927000+01:00
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Kenny Edwards to face tribunal as players banned following ugly clash

There were two red cards and four yellow cards dished out by referee James Child, who copped for criticism from both coaches in the post-match press conference.

Team-mates Brayden Wiliame (dangerous throw), Mickael Simon (head butt), and McIlorum (high tackle) all received one match penalty notices.

But Kenny Edwards could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines having received a Grade C charge of other contrary behaviour and will be refereed to an operational rules tribunal.

The RFL explained: ‘The rationale behind this is that, due to the obscure nature of the charge, and there being no comparable evidence in which for the Panel to compare, it was deemed appropriate to issue a direct referral for consideration rather than issue a Penalty Notice.

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