The RFL has handed out bans to 10 players from Bradford and Wigan after a huge brawl broke out in a recent Academy match.
All of them were charged by the Rugby Football League for ‘striking, running in and punching’ in the 71st minute of an Under-19s Academy League clash at Odsal on May 1.
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Wigan back-rower Joe Shorrocks and Bradford star Bradley Gallagher were both sent off.
Bulls youngsters Gallagher, Sam Smith, Ryan Butterworth and Murphy Smith all received a one-match ban.
While Warriors starlets Jake Sculthorpe, Jack Bibby, Corey Hall and Shorrocks were also given a one-match suspension.
Wigan half-back Callum Green, who scored a hat-trick in Wigan’s 44-12 victory, picked up a two-match ban after his offence was deemed to be more serious.
Bradford young gun Keelan Foster also faces two games on the sidelines for fighting as well as a dangerous tackle five minutes later, which he was sin-binned for.
The RFL has yet to receive any contact regarding any appeal from either club.