George Flanagan handed 10-match ban

Bradford hooker George Flanagan has been given a 10-match ban after being found guilty of attacking an opponent’s testicles.

Flanagan had been charged by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel with a Grade F incident in the 32nd minute of the Bulls’ 41-16 Challenge Cup second round tie defeat at Featherstone on Sunday, March 21.

He was referred to a disciplinary tribunal and, after a hearing in Leeds which lasted more than three hours, was also fined £250.

Flanagan, who denied the offence, was given an eight-match ban for a similar offence in August 2019 which ended his season.

The disciplinary also dished out a four-match ban to Whitehaven hooker Callum Phillips, for a dangerous throw in their Challenge Cup win over Dewsbury.

West Wales Raiders winger Jamie Murphy has been suspended for five matches, and fined £75, for a Grade E dangerous throw which saw him sent off in their cup match with Widnes.

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