Carney handed eight-match ban

Carney eight-match ban

Salford winger Justin Carney has been banned for eight matches after he was found guilty of the Grade F charge for racially abusing an opposing player.

Carney pleaded guilty but appealed the severity of the charge which was reported to have involved Toronto Wolfpack forward Ryan Bailey.

The Independent Operational Rules Tribunal ruled that the player has already served one match of the eight-match ban after missing Sunday’s match against Widnes.

Elsewhere, Hull FC forward Sika Manu has been banned for two matches after he was found guilty of grade C dangerous contact on Warrington centre Ryan Atkins.

Catalans playmaker Luke Walsh has also been banned for one match for foul language towards a match official meaning he will miss Saturday’s match against Leeds.