Bradford trio banned as one referred for further investigation

James Gordon
George Roby

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It was a bad weekend for Bradford as they were thumped by local rivals Keighley in front of a near 5,000 crowd at Cougar Park.

They have now been handed three bans by the RFL disciplinary, while hooker George Roby could face longer on the sidelines depending on the outcome of an investigation.

Roby, on loan from Super League side Huddersfield, has been handed a one-match ban for a trip during the defeat to Keighley.

But he has also cited for a separate incident for ‘other contrary behaviour’, which is undergoing further investigation, according to the RFL’s match review panel notes.

The incident was put on report by match referee Scott Mikalauskas. Roby had only returned to the Bradford team for the match after previously serving a one-match suspension.

Fellow Huddersfield loanee Fenton Rogers has been slapped with a two-match ban for striking with the forearm, that saw him spend 10 minutes in the sin0bin during the 34-6 defeat.

Prop Josh Johnson also received a Grade C charge for dangerous contact, and will sit out one-match – the Easter Monday trip to Halifax Panthers.

Hull KR academy back-rower Ryan Hall received a one-match ban for dangerous contact in the academy match with Wakefield.

The only other suspension dished out in Thursday’s review notes was to London Skolars’ Shane Lee, for a Grade C dangerous contact in their defeat to Cornwall.

List of sanctions from this week’s RFL disciplinary

  • Ryan Hall – Hull KR Academy – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Michael Porter – Wigan Warriors Scholarship – Grade B Dangerous Throw – Not applicable
  • Brandon Douglas – Sheffield Eagles – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £125 Fine
  • Earl Hurst – Workington Town – Grade B Striking – £40 Fine
  • Wellington Albert – London Broncos – Grade A High Tackle – Not applicable
  • Fenton Rogers – Bradford Bulls – Grade C Strikes with forearm ball carrier – 2 Match Penalty
  • Josh Johnson – Bradford Bulls – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • George Roby – Bradford Bulls – Grade B Trip – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Jack Ray – Cornwall – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £40 fine
  • Shane Lee – London Skolars – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty

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