Walker and Barlow banned

Date published: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dewsbury Rams player James Walker has been suspended for five games by the RFL Disciplinary Committee after being found guilty of two offences during his side’s Carnegie Challenge Cup defeat by Swinton Lions.

Walker received a two-match ban for the Grade B offence of leading with the elbow/forearm whilst in possession of the ball in the 32nd minute and a further three-match ban for a Grade C offence of fighting in the 75th minute.
Walker was also fined £50 after the RFL Disciplinary Committee ruled he had behaved in a manner contrary to the spirit of the game.
Halifax second row Sam Barlow was suspended for two matches after being found guilty of committing a Grade B high tackle on Bradford Bulls prop Andy Lynch during a Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth round tie.
Barlow, who pleaded guilty to the offence, was also fined £50.