Dane Chisholm’s eight-match ban scrapped after appeal

James Gordon
Dane Chisholm in action for Featherstone

Featherstone’s Dane Chisholm is free to start the Championship season after his eight-match ban was rescinded.

Chisholm, 31, had been previously found guilty of using discriminatory language during a game against Oldham.

But an appeal against the suspension has been upheld, and he has been found not guilty.

Rovers chief executive, Martin Vickers, said: “We are pleased that the panel have reversed their decision.  This is a clear vindication of both the club and of Dane as an individual, we’re grateful for the help of our legal team in this matter.

“This has been a difficult period for Dane and his family, the club will continue to provide it’s full support.”

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Chisholm will now be free to play in Featherstone’s Championship opener against York on Monday.

The Australian has spent much of the past seven seasons in the UK, first with Hull KR.

He then moved on to Sheffield, Bradford and Featherstone in 2019.

The former France international always maintained his innocences against the charges, announced before Christmas.

He previously tweeted: “I strongly deny the allegation against me. We are currently going through an appeal process.

“This isn’t going to stop me from preparing for a big 2022 season on and off the field. Hope everyone has an amazing Christmas.”

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