Castleford Tigers make decision over whether to appeal George Lawler’s lengthy ban

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

George Lawler (Castleford) – Grade C Dangerous Throw – 3 Match Penalty Notice
Curtis Sironen (St Helens) – Grade A High Tackle – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Sam Wood (Hull KR) – Grade A Late Hit on Passer – 0 Match Penalty Notice

The following players were handed cautions:

Jake Connor (Hull FC) – Other Contrary Behaviour
Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds) – Dangerous Throw

However, one of those incidents stood out with George Lawler receiving a three-match ban for something which was not cited by referee Marcus Griffiths.

The Disciplinary Match Review Panel, however, has stated that: “Law 15.1(d) Dangerous throw – lifting player into dangerous position Grade C.”

It not only means that Lawler will miss the Challenge Cup Quarter-Final clash against his former side Hull KR, but important league games against Wakefield Trinity and Leeds Rhinos.

Interestingly, the Castleford forward was the only one to be given a ban by the Disciplinary Panel this week with St Helens’ Curtis Sironen and Hull KR’s Sam Wood being given Grade A charge with no suspensions forthcoming.

And, after being contacted by Serious About Rugby League, an RFL spokesman has confirmed that Castleford will not appeal the ban given to Lawler.

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