Disciplinary: Six Players having cases heard by tribunal

Aidan Sezer Nene Macdonald Jarrod Sammut Disciplinary

Six players across rugby league are having their cases heard by the disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday night.

Leeds half-back Aidan Sezer is the only Super League player to appear before the tribunal. He is appealing a two-match penalty notice for tripping.

Meanwhile, Barrow’s Jarrod Sammut, Leigh’s Nene Macdonald, Featherstone’s Tyla Hepi and Bradford’s Dec Patton will all be seen from the Championship.

Patton was referred straight to the tribunal after being charged with a Grade E offence of Gouging. Macdonald was also referred straight to the tribunal for Punching. He was charged at Grade D. Hepi was also referred for the same offence.

Meanwhile, Sammut is appealing against a one-match penalty notice for Dangerous Contact picked up during Barrow’s win over Widnes.

Rochdale’s Zac Baker is the only League One player to face the tribunal. He was referred straight to the tribunal after being charged with a Grade D Dangerous Throw during their defeat to Swinton.

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Aidan Sezer sees ban reduced

Sezer was successful in his appeal against a two-match penalty notice for a trip during Leeds’ win over Salford.

He has had his ban downgraded to Grade B, and he will miss just one match. He will miss Leeds’ game  against Hull KR on Friday. But he will be back now for the game against Warrington.

Jarrod Sammut unsuccessful in his appeal

Sammut was appealing against a one-match penalty notice for Dangerous Contact during Barrow’s win over Widnes. However, he was not successful in the appeal, and the one-match ban will stand.

Nene Macdonald and Tyla Hepi receive bans from disciplinary tribunal

Macdonald has received a three-game ban for punching during Leigh’s win over Featherstone at the Summer Bash. The Papua New Guinea international was facing a ban of between three and five matches, having been charged at Grade D. He has been punished at the lower end of the scale.

Meanwhile, Featherstone forward Hepi has been given the same punishment for his role in the same incident. Like Macdonald, he was facing a ban of between three and five matches, and has been punished at the lower end of the scale.

Dec Patton given big ban

Bradford half-back Dec Patton has been given a seven match suspension, after he was charged at Grade E for Gouging. Patton, who escaped punishment on the day against Halifax, has also been fined £250.

Zac Baker also given large ban

Finally, Rochdale forward Zac Baker has been handed a five-match penalty notice, after being found guilty of a Dangerous Throw during Rochdale’s defeat to rivals Swinton.

He was charged at Grade D, and faced a ban of between three and five matches. He has been punished at the more severe end of the scale.

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