Tom Holroyd receives 10-match ban for punching

Tom Holroyd Disciplinary`

Leeds forward Tom Holroyd has received a 10-match ban by an independent disciplinary tribunal. 

Holroyd, 21, was referred by the Match Review Panel on a Grade F punching charge following his dismissal against Newcastle Thunder. He was playing for Championship side Bradford Bulls on dual-registration.

The England Knights forward is yet to make an appearance for the Rhinos this year, but will now be sidelined until August.

Holroyd signed a new four-year contract with the Headingley Stadium side in December 2021. It will take his contract until at least the end of 2025.

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Thunder’s Jake Shorrocks was also sent off during the same match. The former Wigan half-back will miss five matches after the tribunal downgraded the grading of his offence from F to E.

Workington Town’s Ciaran Walker has also received a four-match suspension. He was charged with a Grade D Dangerous Contact against Leigh and was referred to tribunal.

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Wigan’s Morgan Smithies received a four-match ban following the club’s Challenge Cup victory over Huddersfield.

Smithies, 21, had been charged for two separate incidents during the game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The forward received a Grade C High Tackle charge and a Grade B High Tackle charge. Both incidents equalled two-match bans, taking his total ban to four games.

Smithies will miss games against Castleford, Salford, Toulouse and Wakefield.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Giants captain Luke Yates also received a Grade B High Tackle. The forward was handed a two-match penalty notice.

He will miss the away trip to Catalans Dragons and the home tie against Leeds Rhinos in Super League.

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About Josh McAllister 1501 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

1 Comment

  1. Why is it that Morgan Smithies can run around swinging arms into people’s heads without a word being said ,except the commentators praising his “wholehearted “approach,yet the second James Bentley looks at someone the wrong way the cards are out faster than a wild west gunslinger.
    Two attacks to the head resulting in a four game ban that everyone in the stadium could see except the “referee”,could have had a big bearing on the game.

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