Castleford winger James Clare and York half-back Liam Harris have both been handed three-match bans after a Disciplinary Tribunal.
Both were charged at Grade D for punching offences, following Castleford’s 32-10 win over York on 16th January. Both players were referred directly to the tribunal as a result.
Both pleaded guilty to the charges and also received a fine. Clare was fined £500 for the offence, while Harris received a £300 fine.
Pauli Pauli cleared for York
In another case that was heard by the panel, York forward Pauli Pauli was found not guilty of Dangerous Contact in the same game.
York’s new forward was charged with the Grade B offence, and was initially handed a two-match penalty notice.
His case was heard by the panel, and the charge was overturned. As a result, Pauli will now be available for their season opener against Featherstone next week.
All other charges were accepted by the players. This means York will be without Jacob Ogden for the Featherstone match, after accepting a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B charge of Dangerous Contact in the same game.
Charges: Pauli Pauli receives two-match ban
Presenter confirmed for Premier Sports coverage
Emma Jones will present Championship games on Premier Sports every Monday night. York-Featherstone will be the first game televised next week.
Regular league-wide live coverage of the Championship returns to TV screens for the first time since 2013 thanks to Premier Sports. The Rugby Football League has signed a two-year broadcast partnership with Premier Sports.
Under the partnership, Premier Sports will show live coverage from the start of the Championship season to the play-offs – including every match of the Summer Bash at Headingley.