Championship One players suspended by RFL

Date published: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gateshead Thunder player Mitchell Stevens will miss the next three Co-operative Championship One matches, starting with Sunday’s home game against Oldham,  following suspension by the RFL Disciplinary Committee.

Stevens was found guilty of two offences of fighting and using foul and abusive language towards a match official, Grade C and B respectively, in the 50th minute of Gateshead’s 84-12 defeat against Workington Town on Sunday June 12.

Stevens, who admitted the offence, received a two-match suspension for the Grade C offence of fighting and one match for the Grade B abusive language, he was also fined £50 after the panel deemed him to be the aggressor in the fight.

Workington Town player Elliott Miller pleaded guilty to a Grade C offence for his part in the incident, which resulted in a two-match suspension and £50 fine.

The committee also handed down a £50 fine to Gateshead Thunder player Reece Young, who avoided suspension despite being found guilty of the Grade A offence of punching.

The previous disciplinary records of all players were taken into consideration by the panel.