Tomkins given four-match ban

Tomkins given four-match ban

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Catalans Dragons forward Joel Tomkins has been banned for four matches following an independent Operational Rules Tribunal.

The Dragons forward had been referred by the RFL’s Match Review Panel for punching in the 78th minute of Saturday’s Super League game with Wigan Warriors.

Tomkins entered a guilty plea, but challenged the Match Review Panel’s grading of the offence. The tribunal found the ‘D’ grade to be correct.

Castleford Tigers’ George Griffin will serve a one match ban after unsuccessfully challenging the Review Panel’s verdict of Grade B ‘dangerous contact’ with an opponent in the fourth minute of Castleford Tigers’ game with Leeds Rhinos. 

Both players were also fined £500.

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