Joel Tomkins put on Grade D charge

Hull KR star Joel Tomkins has been charged with a Grade D offence after questioning the integrity of a match official in Saturday’s defeat against Salford.

The incident has been referred to a tribunal and if found guilty, the former Wigan back-rower could be suspended for the Robins next five matches.

This could be a major blow to Rovers should they lose their influential skipper for so many games and the charge is believed to relate to a disallowed try in the game.

The disallowed four-pointer was the main talking point after the game as Salford overturned a 14-point half-time deficit to claim a 24-22 victory.

There were no other bans as a result of the weekend’s games with Nathan Mason, Ratu Naulago and Thomas Leuluai receiving Grade A charges for a trip, contact with a match official and dangerous contact respectively.

Jason Baitieri and Kris Welham both received cautions.

There were no charges for Sam Tomkins’ contact with a match official¬†or for Taulima Tautai, who was sin-binned during yesterday’s loss to Hull FC.