Toronto forward Jack Bussey banned for 10 games

Toronto star Jack Bussey has been banned for a total of 10 matches for biting and a high tackle.

Bussey pleaded guilty to the Grade F biting charge that he picked up in the Wolfpack’s win over Toulouse Olympique. He was given an eight-match suspension and a £250 fine for biting Bastien Ader.

In addition, in the same game he had accepted a one-match penalty notice for a high tackle. As the biting offence was committed prior to the high tackle under the sentencing guidelines, the one-match suspension was increased to two matches. He has been banned for a total of 10 matches.

Warrington Wolves winger Tom Lineham intents to challenge the grading of the Grade C high tackle charge. Due to Warrington’s request for the hearing to be adjourned, the case will be heard at a later date. Lineham will be stood down for this weekend’s fixture.

The following players have accepted their imposed penalty notices:

Dane Manning (Batley Bulldogs) Grade C Drops on Forearm – 2 match penalty notice

Jode Sheriffe (Dewsbury Rams) Grade C High Tackle – 2 match penalty notice

Ryan Duffy (Barrow Raiders) Grade B Foul and Abusive Language to a Match Official – 1 match penalty notice

Jordie Hedges (Doncaster) Grade C Dangerous Throw – 3 match penalty notice

Brett Ferres (Leeds Rhinos) Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 match penalty notice

Mickael Simon (Catalans Dragons) Grade B Punching – 1 match penalty notice

Will Lovell (London Broncos) Grade B Shoulder Charge – 1 match penalty notice

Jack Bussey (Toronto Wolfpack) Grade B High Tackle – 1 match penalty notice

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