Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have been fined £1,000 for breaching RFL Operational Rules surrounding the management of concussion.
Wakefield were deemed to be guilty of breaching Operational Rule A1.5 and C2.6 and E3.1.6 of the RFL Medical Standards which states, “All players with diagnosed concussion OR players who have any of the signs or symptoms set out below OR players whom Medical staff suspect may have concussion MUST BE REMOVED from the field of play. Assessments must not be carried out on the field of play. Medical Practitioners, physiotherapists, trainers and coaches are all responsible for ensuring players are removed from the field of play.”
The matter in question firstly relates to the 17th minute of the game between Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Widnes Vikings when Danny Kirmond showed signs of concussion but was not removed from the field.
Further to this, in the 23rd minute of the same game, Kirmond showed further symptoms of concussion but was not removed from the field of play for assessment.
In accordance with the Off Field Sentencing Guidelines, Wakefield have the right to appeal this decision to the Operational Rules Tribunal by notice to the Operations Department.