Batley full-back Luke Hooley to be investigated for biting

Luke Hooley

Batley Bulldogs full-back Luke Hooley will be investigated for biting during their recent win over Dewsbury Rams in the Championship.

Hooley, 24, has been referred to tribunal for the incident that occurred on Monday night, live on Premier Sports. Batley came from behind to claim a 22-20 victory at the Tetley’s Stadium.

It means the influential player could miss the play-offs for Craig Lingard’s side if found guilty. They currently sit fourth in the Championship table with 16 wins and two draws.

Meanwhile, the retiring Anthony Thackeray has been referred to tribunal for a Grade D strikes charge. The Sheffield Eagles veteran was charged for ‘intentional’ strikes against York.

He will however be available for their penultimate game of the season against Featherstone on Friday, which looks likely to be the last of his professional career.

Disciplinary list

  • Anthony Thackeray (Sheffield Eagles) – Grade D Strikes – Refer to Tribunal
  • Bobby Shingler (Warrington Wolves Academy) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Joe Baldwin (Wigan Warriors Academy) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • James Feather (Keighley Cougars) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Sam Hallas (Bradford Bulls) – Grade A – 0 Match Penalty Notice

The following player will refer for further investigation:

  • Luke Hooley (Batley Bulldogs) – Biting

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About Josh McAllister 1909 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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