Wakefield Trinity boss Chris Chester has been left “very, very disappointed” following Reece Lyne’s two-match ban for dangerous contact.
Lyne was handed a Grade C charge for dangerous contact on Warrington Wolves full-back Will Dagger, and the Trinity centre pleaded not guilty.
However, the disciplinary panel found Lyne guilty and have subsequently banned him for two games. He will miss the upcoming fixtures against Castleford Tigers and Widnes Vikings.
“I am very, very disappointed in the decision and the grading,” Chester told Yorkshire Evening Post
“The footage we presented clearly shows there was no force to the back of the neck and they have come up with a punishment like that.
“Reece has played professional rugby for seven years and never been sent off, sin-binned or put on report before.
“I find it crazy, the decision making process.”
Wakefield chairman Michael Carter summed up the situation from his point of view, in true Yorkshire fashion..