Luke Gale will serve a one match suspension following his appeal this evening (Wednesday 4 August) to an independent Operational Rules tribunal.
The Leeds Rhinos scrum-half was challenging a two-match suspension handed down by the RFL’s Match Review Panel for making contact with referee Chris Kendall during his side’s recent Betfred Super League match against Warrington Wolves.
The tribunal downgraded the offence from grade B to A.
The following players have accepted penalty notices imposed by the Match Review Panel.
Jordan Johnstone (Hull FC) – Dangerous contact, Grade B, 1 match
Harry Bowes (Wakefield Academy) – Foul and abusive language to match official, Grade B, 2 matches
Ryan King (Whitehaven) – Other contrary behaviour, Grade B, 1 match
Karl Dixon, (Whitehaven) – Punching, Grade B, 1 match
Connor Wynne (Hull FC) – Strikes with forearm, Grade B, 1 match
Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves) – Dangerous contact, Grade B, 1 match
Jack Ashworth (Leigh Centurions) – Punching, Grade C, 2 matches
Brad Singleton (Wigan Warriors) – Punching, Grade C, 2 matches
Oliver Partington (Wigan Warriors) – Punching, Grade C, 3 matches
Rob Butler (Leigh Centurions) – Punching, Grade C, 2 matches
Sam Hall (Castleford Tigers) – Dangerous throw, Grade B, 1 match