Leigh forward Jamie Acton picks up seven-match ban

Leigh front-rower Jamie Acton has been banned for seven matches after pleading guilty to a Grade E intentional strike with his elbow.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to a Grade E intentional strike with his elbow on Batley Bulldogs half-back Tom Hemingway last weekend.

An independent operational rules tribunal have suspended him for seven games and fined him £250.

Elsewhere, Toulouse Olympique star Rhys Curran pleaded guilty to but challenged the grading of a Grade D dangerous throw charge in their game against London Broncos.

The tribunal agreed that the grading was correct, and the player has now been suspended for four matches and fined £250.

London Skolars forward Mike Greenhalgh pleaded guilty to but challenged the grading of a Grade E dangerous throw charge in their recent match against Coventry Bears.

The tribunal agreed that the grading was correct, and the player has been suspended for six matches and fined £75.

Featherstone Rovers ace Matty Wildie has accepted a one-match ban for Grade B foul and abusive language towards a match official, while Whitehaven back-rower Ellis Gillam has accepted a one-game suspension for a Grade B high tackle.

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