The charges and suspensions imposed on Brad Fash of Hull FC, and Jez Litten of Hull KR, by Tuesday’s meeting of the Match Review Panel were both upheld by the Operational Rules Tribunal this evening.
Fash had been charged with Grade B Dangerous Contact in the Betfred Super League fixture at Salford on August 25, and his challenge against the grading was rejected – although it was not found frivolous. He is therefore suspended for two matches and fined £500.
Litten had been charged with a Grade C Dangerous Lift in the Betfred Super League fixture at Wakefield, also on August 25. His challenge against the grading was also rejected, but not found frivolous. He has also been suspended for two matches and fined £500.
It means that both Litten and Fash will be out for the rest of the season as the Hull derby gets into full swing at the weekend.