Warrington star Tom Lineham has ban reduced

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Warrington winger Tom Lineham has had his three-match ban reduced and he will now be able to play in the semi-final play-offs.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to but challenged the grading of his Grade C high tackle charge in their loss to Wigan Warriors on September 14.

Lineham’s challenge was success and the charge was downgraded to a Grade B by the operational rules tribunal, consisting of Chris Batty, Wilf George and Russ Bridge.

His three-match penalty notice has been reduced to two matches. He will miss Warrington final game in the Super 8s against Wakefield Trinity this week, but he will be able to play in their semi-final play-off against St Helens next weekend.

Elsewhere, West Wales Raiders’ Craig Lewis pleaded guilty to the Grade D questioning the integrity of a match official charge from their League 1 match against Keighley Cougars.

He has been suspended for four games and fined £75.

The following players have accepted their imposed penalty notices:

George Tyson (Swinton) – Grade B Dissent – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Martin Aspinwall (Barrow) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Ben Davies (Oldham) – Grade B Questioning Integrity of a Match Official – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Luke Hooley (Oldham) – Grade B Intentional Trip – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Luke Nelmes (Oldham) – Grade B Punching – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Josh Tonks (Hunslet) – Grade B Punching – 2 Match Penalty Notice

Ollie Partington (Wigan) – Grade B Drops knee on an opponent on the ground – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Brad Singleton (Leeds) – Grade B Strikes with hand, arm or shoulder – 2 Match Penalty Notice