Hock charged for contact with match official

The RFL have confirmed that eight players are facing disciplinary charges, following the weekend’s fixtures.

Players from Salford, Catalan Dragons, London Broncos, Widnes Vikings and Warrington are all set for hearings over the coming week.

Gareth Hock of Salford has been charged with the Grade E offence of making deliberate physical contact with a match official in the 38th minute of his team’s game with Hull FC.

Vincent Duport of Catalan Dragons has been charged with making Grade D dangerous contact with Josh Charnley, following his sickening, neck grip ‘tackle’ on the Wigan winger.

Gregory Mounis has been charged with making a Grade C dangerous throw on Wigan Warriors player John Bateman in the same game.

As for the Widnes Vikings, Phil Joseph and Stefan Marsh will face charges. Joseph has been hit with a charge of making Grade B dangerous contact on Wakefield player Taulima Tautai.

Marsh has charged with making Grade A dangerous contact on Wakefield’s Reece Lyne in the same game.

London Broncos player Olsi Krasniqi and Warrington Wolves player Chris Bridge have been charged with Grade A striking. Krasniqi’s team-mate Atelea Vea has been charged with Grade B striking.

All of those offences occurred in the 21st minute of the game between the Wolves and Broncos on Sunday.

Hep Cahill of Widnes has also received a formal caution for raising the knee in a tackle.

All eight players were charged after the incidents were viewed by the RFL Match Review Panel.

Joseph, Marsh, Bridge, Krasniqi and Vea have until 11am on Tuesday July 15 to submit Early Guilty Pleas (EGP). Hock, Duport and Mounis do not have the option of submitting an EGP.

They will face an independent disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday July 15.

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