Korbin Sims career ended early after being hit with suspension

Korbin Sims

Korbin Sims has had his career ended early after receiving a three-match ban following Hull KR’s win over Wigan at Craven Park. 

Sims, 30, announced that he would be retiring at the end of the current Super League season earlier today.

He had planned to make the Hull derby his final game concluding his 10-year professional playing career. However, he was charged with a Grade C contact with match official following the club’s 38-28 victory over the Warriors on Monday.

It means that he has played his final game in his career and will be forced to hang up the boots a game early and watch the Hull derby as a spectator on Saturday at the MKM Stadium.

Korbin Sims: Hull KR prop to retire at end of season

Meanwhile, Romain Navarette’s Super League season is over after being handed a two-match ban for a Grade C head butt. He will miss Toulouse’s final fixture at St Helens on Saturday.

Castleford boss Lee Radford will have an even tougher job of finding 17 fit players for their vital clash against Leeds at Headingley Stadium. Prop forward Liam Watts has been hit with a two-match suspension for a Grade B dangerous contact.

Catalans will be without centre Dean Whare for their final game of the regular season with a Grade B shoulder charge. The Dragons travel to Wigan for a televised Sky Sports clash against Wigan at the DW Stadium.

Salford’s Jack Ormondroyd was charged following his try-scoring performance against Castleford. However, he avoided a suspension for Grade A dangerous contact.

Full disciplinary

  • Korbin Sims (Hull KR) – Grade C Contact with Match Official – 3 Match Penalty Notice
  • Romain Navarette (Toulouse Olympique) – Grade C Head Butt – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Dean Whare (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Shoulder Charge – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Jack Ormondroyd (Salford Red Devils) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.


  1. The latest round of jokes. Now it’s not just slow motion replays and eejits making daft decisions. No, the latest lunacy from this band of merry japesters is a rule that says there is a protective barrier around the useless lump in a pink shirt. Everyone at Craven Park knows that the referee didn’t, wouldn’t or maybe couldn’t get out of the way. The contact was just that. Contact cos the poor little man couldn’t read the game and failed to see a six foot odd lord knows how heavy, forward come thundering towards him. If he can’t move out of the way, tough, you should expect to get splatted.
    If this carries on much longer, everyone will be banned cos they stood on a blade of grass.
    Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
    You should be ashamed of yourselves and do the honourable thing. Throw yourselves off the nearest tall building.

    • Just spent a frustrating hour going through not only the RFL’s rules, but the NRL and the international rules, sevens, nines and 10s. Even some really obscure stuff.
      I can’t find anything. Not a jot. Except for bits about the BALL contacting the referee, please Mr ganson explain under what law of the game, or what subsection it states that accidental contact with the referee is punishable by ending someone’s career?
      In fact nowhere does it say anything about deliberate contact with the referee.
      But, as we all know, our game respects these officials and it is very rare for players to deliberately assault an official. Granted. But this. Just grow up.

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