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Hull FC: RFL provide Herman Ese’ese update

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Herman Ese’ese will be available to play for Hull FC this weekend, as the investigation into an allegation of verbal abuse against him continues. The allegation was made following the game between Hull and London Broncos. London beat Hull 34-18 to secure their first Super League win since 2019.

The incident was alleged to have taken place in the first half of the clash against Super League’s bottom two sides. However, there was insufficient evidence on the field for referee, Chris Kendall, or the RFL to take immediate action. Instead, the RFL contacted London to ask them to provide further evidence to support the allegation. This evidence would be used to determine whether Ese’ese should face further punishment.

With no Super League games this weekend, London had until to today to submit their evidence. Now, the RFL has provided an update on the Ese’ese situation.

RFL provide update on investigation into Hull FC Star

Hull FC Ese'ese

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In the minutes of the Match Review Panel meeting, the RFL provided an update on the ongoing investigation into Ese’ese’s conduct. The statement confirms that London have submitted their evidence. However, they did not do so in time for the matter to be discussed in today’s Match Review Panel. As a result, the evidence will be reviewed in Thursday’s meeting instead.

In a short statement, the RFL said: “Thursday’s meeting of the Match Review Panel will consider further evidence that has been submitted relating to the allegation of possible verbal abuse against Herman Ese’ese of Hull FC in the fixture at London Broncos on May 12.”

If the Match Review Panel decides there is sufficient evidence to bring a charge against Ese’ese, the FC man would be given the opportunity to appeal the charge. This would take place on the following Tuesday, after this weekend’s round of Super League fixtures.

Ese’ese available for this weekend’s game

Hull FC director of rugby Richie Myler right, interim head coach Simon Grix centre and head of emerging talent Francis Cummins left watch on.

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As a result, Ese’ese will be available for Hull’s crucial Super League game against Castleford Tigers this weekend. Ese’ese picked up a two-match suspension in the first game of the season against Hull KR. However, he has been ever present since. He has made 10 appearances so far this season. He scored his first try for the club in the defeat in the capital.

Ese’ese has been one of the bright sparks is an otherwise dismal season for the Black and Whites. The club has won just once so far this season, and remain without a head coach, following the departure of Tony Smith in April. Director of Rugby, Richie Myler, is actively searching for a replacement, but interim coach Simon Grix remains in charge for this weekend’s game.

The Black and Whites will be desperate to secure their second victory against a Tigers side who sit one place and three points above them in the table. If results go against FC this weekend, they could find themselves at the bottom of the Super League table at the end of the round 12 fixtures.

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