Rangi Chase banned for seven matches

Salford stand-off Rangi Chase has been banned for seven matches by an independent disciplinary tribunal, the RFL have confirmed.

Chase was found guilty of making a Grade E dangerous throw on Huddersfield’s Brett Ferres in the fixture played on Friday April 3. Chase pleaded not guilty, and was also fined £300.

Chase’s Salford team-mate Weller Hauraki has also been suspended for two games. The New Zealander was found guilty of Grade B reckless striking with the shoulder on Scott Grix during the fixture against Huddersfield on Friday April 3.

Hauraki had originally been charged with Grade C reckless striking but the offence was downgraded by the tribunal. He was also found guilty of Grade B striking in Salford’s fixture against Wigan Warriors on Monday April 6.

The tribunal imposed a two-match ban and £300 fine for each offence.

Danny Tickle of Widnes has been suspended for one game after being found guilty of Grade B reckless striking on Gareth O’Brien in the game against Warrington Wolves on Thursday April 2. Tickle, who pleaded not guilty, was also fined £300.

Lloyd White of Widnes Vikings was found not guilty of Grade B dangerous contact on Warrington Wolves prop Chris Hill in the game played on Thursday April 2.

Anthony England of Warrington Wolves was found not guilty of making Grade B dangerous contact on Cameron Phelps in the same fixture.

Hull KR player Mitch Allgood was found not guilty of making Grade A dangerous contact on Steve Michaels in the Hull derby on Thursday April 2.

Salford player Josh Griffin pleaded guilty to Grade A contrary behaviour towards Anthony Gelling in the 68th minute during the fixture against Wigan Warriors on Monday April 6. Griffin was given no suspension but was fined £300.

Meanwhile, the following players submitted Early Guilty Pleas to offences committed in Super League Round 8 fixtures:

Maurice Blair (Hull KR) – one match suspension for a Grade B dangerous throw on Joe Westerman v Hull FC

Jordan Rankin (Hull FC) – loses right to submit EGP for 12 months for Grade A tripping on Kieran Dixon v Hull KR

The following players submitted Early Guilty Pleas to offences committed in Super League Round 9 fixtures:

Stevie Ward (Leeds Rhinos) – loses right to submit EGP for 12 months for Grade A dangerous contact on Joe Arundel v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Nick Scruton (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) – one match suspension for a Grade B reckless high tackle on Andrew Yates v Leeds Rhinos

Joe Wardle (Huddersfield Giants) – one match suspension for a Grade B dangerous throw on Ben Cockayne v Hull KR

John Bateman (Wigan Warriors) – one match suspension for Grade B striking on Weller Hauraki v Salford Red Devils

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