Pair banned for Hull derby fighting


Hull KR‘s Ben Cockayne and Hull’s Danny Tickle have been banned by the RFL disciplinary committee after fighting in the Hull derby last Thursday.

The pair were part of a quartet of players up against the committee on Thursday following the mass brawl in the 68th minute of the match at the KC Stadium.

Cockayne, 26, was fined £300 and suspended for two matches while his team-mate Liam Watts picked up a fine of £500 after both were found guilty of Grade B offences.

Back-rower Tickle, 27, was handed a one match ban and fined £300, the same amount as his team-mate Sam Moa.

The committee also fined Wigan second-rower Joel Tomkins £300 after he was found guilty of a late tackle on Warrington’s Richie Myler during their Super League clash last Friday.