Nine Championship One players suspended

Date published: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Nine players from Rochdale Hornets and South Wales Scorpions have been suspended following an incident in the 40thminute of their Co-operative Championship One fixture on August 12.

Rochdale player Gary Middlehurst has been suspended for three games after the RFL Disciplinary Committee found him guilty of committing a Grade C sustained punching offence. Middlehurst pleaded guilty to the charge and was also fined £50.

South Wales Scorpions player Nathan Mossop has been suspended for one game after being found guilty of committing a Grade B punching offence during the same incident.

The following players were also banned after submitting Early Guilty Pleas;

  • Phil Braddish (Rochdale Hornets) – two-match suspension for Grade C sustained punching;
  • Chris Clough (Rochdale Hornets) –  two-match suspension for Grade C sustained punching;
  • Steve Bannister (Rochdale Hornets) – one-match suspension for Grade B punching;
  • Dayne Donaghue (Rochdale Hornets) – one-match suspension for Grade B sustained punching;
  • Luke Kell (South Wales Scorpions) – one-match suspension for Grade B punching;
  • Dom Crosby (South Wales Scorpions) – one-match suspension for Grade B head-butt;
  • Jason Howells (South Wales Scorpions) – two-match suspension for Grade C offence of entering the field of play without permission of the referee and striking.