Championship pair pick up penalty notices

Drew Darbyshire

Dewsbury hooker Robbie Ward and Halifax star Ed Barber are set to face suspensions.

Following last weekend’s Yorkshire Cup fixtures, the match review panel have sanctioned Ward with a two-match penalty notice for Grade C dangerous contact.

The Rams secured a place in the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Cup with a 20-14 win over Featherstone Rovers at the Tetley’s Stadium on Saturday. Ward was sin-binned for the dangerous contact.

Meanwhile, Barber has received a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B trip in Halifax’s 26-16 defeat to Bradford Bulls at Odsal on Sunday.

Barber was sin-binned in the 52ndminute of the game, with team-mate Ben Kavanagh also being shown a yellow card for a late tackle. Bradford’s Jordan Lilley was sin-binned for punching.