Earlier on in the week, one of Castleford Tigers’ new signings Albert Vete was referred for further investigation following the weekend’s games.
The powerful forward was cited whilst playing for Hull KR against Hull FC in a full-blooded derby game that Rovers eventually won 36-4.
Vete was cited for ‘Other Contrary Behaviour’ and could well have been given a hefty ban had he been found guilty in the second investigation which took place this afternoon.
However, the hulking prop will be free to play from the beginning of the 2023 Super League season as the Match Review Panel found: “Footage inconclusive as to contact. Opponent does not wish to take the matter further.”
Vete has reportedly signed for Lee Radford’s side for 2023 and beyond, as per Rugby League Live which will give Castleford some much-needed go forward in the pack which has sometimes been lacking in 2022.
The Tigers have been cut to ribbons in the pack and at halfback, with one forward – Liam Watts – being banned six times in just one season.
Meanwhile, Following the latest round of Betfred Championship, Betfred League One, Reserve, Academy and Scholarship fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:
Lewis Ransome (Castleford Tigers Reserves) – Grade D Punching – Refer to Tribunal
Vila Halafihi (Sheffield Eagles) – Grade A Disputes Decision – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Isaac Nokes (Newcastle Thunder) – Grade C Other Contrary Behaviour – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Kieran Hudson (Whitehaven) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Josh Wood (Barrow Raiders) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Paul Sykes (Dewsbury Rams) – Grade C Dangerous Throw – 3 Match Penalty Notice
Thomas Doyle (Bradford Bulls) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 3 Match Penalty Notice
The following player has recieved a caution:
Spencer Peel (Huddersfield Giants) – Other Contrary Behaviour
Ransome’s ban could range anywhere between three to five games if found guilty at a tribunal.