Another ban given out this time for Dangerous Contact as Championship player punished

The RFL have confirmed that one Championship player, Lasarusa Tabu, has picked up a one match ban.

This comes after he was found guilty of a Grade C Dangerous Contact charge which saw him hit with a one match ban.

Recently, the RFL have put a greater focus on fines instead of suspensions but with this incident being a Grade C offence he has subsequently picked up a one game ban.

The RFL released the following statement:

“Following the latest round of Betfred Championship fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:

“Lasarusa Tabu (Whitehaven) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice”

This comes after Josh McGuire of Warrington Wolves was handed a mammoth ban of seven games as well as a £1000 fine after he was found guilty of a Grade F offence of using unacceptable language.

The tribunal who heard the case determined that he was guilty of using language that discriminates against the disabled.

McGuire pleaded not guilty and noted his own disability as part of his defence having lost sight in one of his eyes which has seen him work with Warrington’s PDRL team famous because of comedian Adam Hills’ involvement.

However, the other played charged with the same offence during the same game – Ben Currie’s testimonial against Leigh Leopards – Tom Amone was found not guilty.

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