Thornhill player handed 12-month ban by RFL

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Thornhill player banned by tribunal after Challenge Cup match

Thornhill player Jake Wilson has been given a 12-month ban from the game, after being found guilty of three separate offences by a Disciplinary Tribunal.

Wilson pleaded guilty one Grade F charge of Other Contrary Behaviour. He also admitted a Grade D charge of intentionally standing on an opponent.

He had pleaded not guilty to a second Grade F charge of Other Contrary Behaviour. However, he was found guilty on the charge.

Wilson will now miss Thornhill’s return to the NCL Premier Division this season, following the return to standard leagues.

He was not the only Thornhill player to be charged either following their Challenge Cup match against League One Doncaster.

Joel Gibson will miss one match having been charged with striking with the elbow at Grade B. While teammate Sam Ratcliffe will miss two matches after being charged with a High Tackle at Grade C.

Disciplinary: Thronhill player referred to tribunal after horror tackle on Doncaster’s Connor Robinson

Keighley pair also face tribunal

Keighley player Dan Parker has pleaded guilty to a Grade D charge of Other Contrary Behaviour. This relates to a Professional Foul and Strike off the Ball during the Cougars’ Challenge Cup defeat against Hunslet. As a result, he has been banned for four matches and fined £75.

Meanwhile, Cougars hooker Kyle Kesik was found not guilty of a Grade C charge of using his knees during the same match.

BBC to show Challenge Cup third round tie

BBC Sport will live stream the Challenge Cup third round tie between League 1 side Hunslet and community club Siddal.

The game takes place on Sunday February 13 (1pm kick-off) at the South Leeds Stadium and will be shown live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app.

The prize for the winner will be a trip to either Swinton Lions or North Wales Crusaders in the fourth round.

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