York forward free to play after being cleared of Grade F charge
Wales international Bailey Antrobus is free to play after being found not guilty of a Grade F charge for “testicles attacking”.
The Rugby Football League’s match review panel handed Antrobus a Grade F charge of unnecessary conduct in their 40-0 win at Swinton in a Championship match on March 5.
A Grade F charge carries a minimum suspension of six games. However, Antrobus will won’t face a ban after the tribunal upheld his not guilty plea.
Antrobus is free to play in their home game against Whitehaven at the LNER Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Wales international represented his Welsh heritage at last year’s World Cup.
2023: York Knights squad numbers with Bailey Antrobus wearing No. 16
Other disciplinary news
Hunslet’s Lewis Wray successfully challenged the grading a punching charge in their recent League 1 clash against North Wales on March 5.
Wray had been charged with a Grade E offence, but the tribunal downgraded it to Grade C. He will serve a one-match suspension.
David Gibbons of North Wales pleased guilty to a Grade E charge for punching in the same game. He has been suspended for five matches and fined £75.
Elsewhere, Leeds youngster Benjamin Hursey-Hord pleased guilty to a Grade E dangerous throw in a recent reserves match. He has been given a four-match ban with a £50 fine.
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Catalans Dragons forward Manu Ma’u has been fined £250. He was charged for a Grade B strike in their 18-10 win at Wigan on Thursday night.
The former Tonga international was sin-binned for the incident on Wigan half-back Cade Cust. Ma’u scored two tries in the Dragons’ first win at the DW Stadium since 2011.
Leeds forward Cameron Smith has been fined £250 for a Grade B dangerous contact in their 26-0 win over Wakefield on Friday night.
Hull have had two players fined £250 following their 60-14 defeat to Salford on Saturday. Josh Griffin was charged with a Grade B trip, with his team-mate Jack Brown receiving a Grade B dangerous throw.
Castleford forward Joe Westerman has received a £250 fine for a Grade B dangerous contact in their 36-6 defeat at Huddersfield on Friday night.
Warrington forward Ben Currie has been charged with a Grade B dangerous contact and faces a £250 fine after their 18-10 win at Hull KR.
Hull KR’s Tom Opacic has been charged with a Grade A dangerous contact from the same game. However, the centre has not bee fined.
St Helens prop Matty Lees was handed a caution for dangerous contact in their 20-12 loss at Leigh.
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