Kerr to face disciplinary

Date published: Friday, May 14, 2010

ROUGHYEDS prop Wayne Kerr, sent off against York City Knights at Whitebank last Sunday, has been charged with a reckless high tackle.

His case will go before the RFL disciplinary committee next Tuesday and any suspension would rule him out of the following Sunday’s table-topping clash with Hunslet Hawks which will also be played at Whitebank.

Kerr was sent off by referee Peter Brooke, on the intervention of a touch judge, after an incident in which York winger Dennis Tuffour went down injured 12 minutes into the second half.

The Oldham player was charged with a Grade B offence — recommended sanction suspension of either one or two matches — after the incident was examined on DVD by the match review panel.

Kerr will be accompanied at the hearing by the Roughyeds chairman Christopher Hamilton.

There will be no further action against York second-row man Steve Lewis, who was placed on report for a tackle on Dave Ellison.

Ellison received treatment on the pitch before he was escorted off, although he did return later.

The match review panel ruled that the tackle was a legitimate one; that there was no foul play; and that Ellison was injured when his head hit the floor in the tackle.