Barrow Raiders’ Hakim Miloudi could be banned for EIGHT games

The RFL is investigating allegations that Barrow’s centre Hakim Miloudi was subjected to unacceptable language before his dismissal in last Sunday’s Betfred Championship fixture against Batley.

Miloudi was charged at today’s meeting of the Match Review Panel with making contact with an opponent off the ball, and moving an injured player, with the two incidents combined as a single Grade F charge which means he will be required to appear at an Operational Rules Tribunal hearing next Tuesday.

Separately, the Barrow club submitted an official complaint on Wednesday on behalf of Miloudi and their captain Jarrad Stack, who was sent to the sin bin, alleging that unacceptable language had been directed at Miloudi during the match and then again following the incident that led to his dismissal.

These allegations will be investigated by the RFL’s Compliance Department.

Three other players were charged by the MRP following last weekend’s fixtures in Betfred Championship and League One.

Ieuan Badham of West Wales Raiders has been referred to the ORT on a Grade D charge of punching in his team’s defeat against Rochdale Hornets.

Liam Whitton of Cornwall has been charged with Grade C Contrary Behaviour in the club’s opening fixture at North Wales, and Alex Smith of Dewsbury Rams of a Grade C Dangerous Throw in their defeat at Leigh Centurions.

In each of those two cases, the player has the right to contest the charge at next Tuesday’s ORT hearing – and they will therefore be eligible for this weekend’s fixtures, as will Miloudi and Whitton.

The full MRP minutes can be found below:

Match Review Panel Minutes – April 7

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