Leigh star Matty Dawson-Jones banned for five games

Leigh winger Matty Dawson-Jones has been banned for five games after pleading guilty to a Grade E charge for questioning the integrity of a match official.

The 27-year-old will be suspended for the Centurions’ next five matches and has been fined £250.

Dawson-Jones’ team-mate, Peter Mata’utia, has also pleaded guilty to a Grade E charge for a dangerous throw on Leeds Rhinos hooker Matt Parcell. The Samoa international will be banned for four games and was fined £250. Mata’utia was also handed a one-match penalty notice for a Grade A high tackle.

Huddersfield Giants star Danny Brough pleaded not guilty to a Grade B dangerous contact charge. However, the panel found the player guilty and added an additional game to the suspension due to what they felt was an unreasonable challenge of the charge.

The Scotland captain will now be banned for three games, fined £500 and forfeit a £500 bond.

Elsewhere, Leeds prop Anthony Mullaly has been given a one-match penalty notice for Grade A raising of the knees in a tackle.

Halifax ace Steve Tyrer has received a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B intentional trip.

London Broncos full-back or winger Kieran Dixon will serve a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B high tackle, while London Skolars’ Vinny Finnigan has been handed a two-match penalty notice for a Grade C dangerous lift.

Bradford Bulls youngster Reiss Butterworth will serve a one-match penalty notice for Grade B foul and abusive language to a match official.

No further action has been taken on Keighley Cougars’ Scott Law over a Grade A high tackle.

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