Toulouse player charged with biting opponent

Toulouse Olympique player Bastien Ader has been charged by the RFL for allegedly biting an opponent during their 28-28 draw with Rochdale Hornets last weekend. 

Ader has been given a Grade E biting charge today by the RFL, and could face between 4-8 weeks suspended if found guilty. 

In the second half of the game with Rochdale Hornets last weekend, Rochdale centre Lewis Galbraith showed the referee a bite mark, allegedlly made by Toulouse centre Ader. Play was stopped at the time and it was put on report. 

The following charges have been issued by the match review panel following last weekend’s matches:

Sam Hopkins (Leigh) – Grade B Head butting (EGP available)

Macauley Hallett (Swinton) – Grade C Dangerous Throw (EGP not available)

– Bastien Ader (Toulouse) – Grade E Biting (EGP not available)

The following players have been cautioned by the match review panel:

Lee Smith (Leigh) – Dangerous Contact

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