Kiwi pair to challenge suspensions

Two New Zealand players are challenging suspensions handed down by an International Disciplinary Panel following separate incidents in the Kiwis’ Gillette Four Nations fixture against England at Hull last Saturday.

Issac Luke, who was formally cautioned for conduct contrary to the spirit of the game in Week One of the tournament, is contesting a two-match ban for an illegal leg twist on England scrum-half Rangi Chase in the 40th minute.

Jeremy Smith is contesting a one-match ban handed down for illegal use of the forearm on Sam Tomkins of England in the sixth minute.

Both cases will be heard by an International Disciplinary Panel in Leeds tomorrow evening.

The Disciplinary Panel also handed down a formal caution to Gil Dudson of Wales for his use of the knees on Australia’s Jharal Yow Yeh in the 65th minute of the match at Wrexham on Sunday.