Liam Watts has been banned for two games following tonight’s (Tuesday 11 May) independent Operational Rules Tribunal.
The Castleford Tigers forward was initially suspended for one game by the RFL’s Match Review Panel, having in their view made Grade B ‘Dangerous Contact’ with Salford’s Elijah Taylor in the 74th minute of last Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup tie.
Watts entered a guilty plea, but challenged the grading. The tribunal found the grading to be correct and considered his grading challenge to be frivolous. The tribunal doubled the suspension and fined Watts £500.