Fryston banned from Challenge Cup for two years

Date published: Monday, June 13, 2011

Community club Fryston have been suspended from the Carnegie Challenge Cup for two years after they were found guilty of serious breaches of Operational Rules and the sport’s Respect Policy when they appeared before an RFL Tribunal.
The tribunal heard that Fryston supporters made racist and homophobic chants towards opposition players during the club’s Carnegie Challenge Cup second round tie against Dudley Hill and their third round tie against Batley Bulldogs.
The Castleford-based club were found to be in breach of Operational Rules D1.8c, D1.10a and b and D1.10o and were told the behaviour was totally unacceptable. The tribunal ruled that the club had a duty to control the behaviour of its supporters, whose conduct was prejudicial to the interests of the game.
Leeds-based community club Milford Marlins have been fined £1,000 after an RFL Operational Rules tribunal found them guilty of breaching Operational Rules following their Carnegie Challenge Cup third round tie against Gateshead Thunder.
The club were deemed to have breached Operational Rules D1.8c and D1.10a and b when beer was thrown over match officials at the end of the game.
The fine was suspended for three years and will be payable should there be a repetition of similar behaviour at any match which comes under RFL jurisdiction during that period.