Murphy wins appeal to boost Wakefield


Wakefield have been boosted by the news that Aaron Murphy‘s two-match has been lifted but Salford’s Wayne Godwin failed in a bid to overturn his suspension.

Wildcats centre Muprhy was suspended and fined £300 after being found guilty of a dangerous throw, lift and drop during his side’s defeat by Castleford at Millennium Magic.

The 22-year-old appealed the decision and the offence was reduced from Grade C to Grade A after the appeals tribunal was presented new video evidence.

The tribunal ruled than the original £300 fine was sufficient pubishment but warned Murphy about his future tackling technique.

Salford hooker Godwin lodged an appeal against his two-match suspension for striking a Crusaders player during the match between the two clubs on Sunday.

Godwin claimed that Crusaders fullback Clinton Schifcofske instigated the incident and that he only threw one open-handed punch which hit Schifcofske’s shoulder.

But the appeals tribunal ruled that Godwin should take responsibility for his actions and upheld the original two-match ban and £300 fine. They also ordered the player to surrender his £200 appeal bond.