Gareth Hock banned for five matches

Date published: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wigan Warriors player Gareth Hock has been suspended for five matches after the RFL Disciplinary Committee found him guilty of committing two separate offences during Sunday’s Engage Super League fixture against Warrington Wolves.
Hock received a four match suspension for committing a Grade E, gouging offence on Warrington’s Ben Harrison in the 80th minute of last weekend’s contest and he received a further one match suspension for a Grade B punching offence, which also occurred in the 80th minute.
Hock, who pleaded guilty to both charges, was also fined £300 by the Disciplinary panel.
Castleford Tigers player Ryan McGoldrick has been suspended for two matches and fined £300 after he was found guilty of a Grade B offence for striking Hull FC half-back Sam Obst in the 63rd minute of Saturday’s fixture.

Halifax forward Jim Gannon will miss Thursday’s Co-operative Championship Play-off game against Batley Bulldogs after he was suspended for one match following an offence committed during Halifax’s game against Hunslet Hawks on September 4.
Gannon was found guilty of striking with the knee and the player, who pleaded not guilty to the Grade B offence, was also fined £50 by the panel.
Sheffield Eagles centre Menzie Yere will miss his side’s play-off game against Widnes Vikings on Friday after he was suspended for two games.
Yere was found guilty of a Grade B, dangerous contact offence for driving the head of an opponent into the ground in an unsafe manner during Sheffield’s game against Featherstone Rovers on August 28. He was also fined £50.
Rochdale Hornets player Gary Middlehurst has been banned for one match and will miss Rochdale’s Championship 1 play-off fixture against Oldham on Sunday after he was found guilty of Grade B striking offence committed during a game against Swinton Lions on September 2. He was also fined £50.