Castleford Tigers are set to appeal against their punishment given by the Rugby Football League over crowd trouble in the game against Catalans in June.
The Tigers were issued with a fine of £40,000, of which £20,000 was suspended until 2010 after being found guilty of breaching the RFL’s Respect Policy and also of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game.
But after receiving the RFL’s report, a statement released this morning on the club’s website indicated that the West Yorkshire club have announced their decision to appeal.
“The Tigers are intending to appeal against the fine imposed upon the club by the RFL following incidents at our game against the Catalans Dragons in June,” it said.
“As a club we take the safety of all our visitors very seriously, and whilst we accept that there were some problems at that match, we are disappointed with the findings and particularly the severity of the sentence.”
Meanwhile, the first fixture of the club’s pre-season was announced with Bradford the visitors to The Jungle on Boxing Day. Entrance prices are £12 for adults and £6 for concessions.