Wakefield’s Liam Hood referred to tribunal for shoulder charge

Josh McAllister
Liam Hood Wakefield Trinity SWpix Super League

Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Wakefield hooker Liam Hood has been referred to tribunal for a Grade D shoulder charge following his side’s victory over Hull on Friday.

Hood, 30, has been charged for ‘initial contact with the head’ for the tackle made at the MKM Stadium. He could miss the remainder of the season for Trinity, who look almost certain to keep their Super League status following the 26-18 victory on Friday.

The shoulder charge went unpunished in the game, but he could miss between three and fives matches for the incident.

Meanwhile, Michael McIlorum is the only other player to have been handed a suspension. The Catalans hooker will miss one game for a Grade A dangerous contact charge following their defeat to Salford.

Wigan’s John Bateman was charged for ‘other contrary behaviour’ during his side’s 52-6 win over Toulouse. On his return from injury, he was reviewed for ‘pulling opponent’s hair’ but has avoided a suspension.

The Rugby Football League have also confirmed the arrangements for this weekend’s double header. For the five Round 25 matches being played on August 24-25, the Match Review Panel will meet on the morning of Friday August 26. Wigan against St Helens being played on Friday, August 26, will be reviewed the following morning.

Any suspensions incurred in Round 25 will become live for Round 26.

Disciplinary list

  • Liam Hood (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade D Shoulder Charge – Refer to Tribunal
  • John Bateman (Wigan Warriors) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • George King (Hull KR) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Michael McIlorum (Catalans Dragons) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Sam Hewitt (Huddersfield Giants) – Grade A High Tackle – 0 Match Penalty Notice

PodcastJon Dutton on masterminding the best Rugby League World Cup yet & hopes for revitalising the international game

FOLLOW: Keep up with all the latest on the Love Rugby League mobile app and podcast