Seven players charged following Perpignan brawl

Seven players have been charged and a further four cautioned following the ugly Scenes in Perpignan on Saturday evening.

Sam Tomkins received the heaviest ban of three matches for Grade C punching, however Kenny Edwards has had his ‘other contrary behaviour’ charge referred to an operational rules tribunal.

Brayden Williame, Mickael Simon, Michael McIlorum and Tom Lineham all received a one-match ban for their part in the mass brawl.

The only other player to be banned this weekend is Huddersfield’s Adam Walne who was cited for dangerous contact in Friday’s game against Leeds.

Disciplinary round-up:

Adam Walne (Huddersfield) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 match penalty notice

Dan Sarginson (Wigan) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice

Brayden Williame (Catalans) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Mickael Simon (Catalans) – Grade A Head Butt – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Chris Hill (Warrington) – Grade A Punching – 0 Match Penalty Notice

Tom Lineham (Warrington) – Grade A strikes with shoulder – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Kenny Edwards (Catalans) – Grade A strikes with knee – 0 match penalty notice

Sam Tomkins (Catalans) – Grade C punching – 3 match Penalty Notice

Michael McIlorum (Catalans) – Grade B high tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Kenny Edwards (Catalans) – Grade C – other contrary behaviour – refer to tribunal*

The rationale behind this is that, due to the obscure nature of the charge, and there being no comparable evidence in which for the Panel to compare, it was deemed appropriate to issue a direct referral for consideration rather than issue a Penalty Notice.

The offence occurred on the pitch and therefore has been charged under the Onfield Sentencing Guidelines.

The following players have been issued with cautions:

Joseph Paulo (St Helens) – Other Contrary Behaviour

Adam O’Brien (Huddersfield) – Dangerous Contact

Michael McIlorum (Catalans) – Other Contrary Behaviour

Kenny Edwards (Catalans) – Running in

Tom Lineham (Warrington) – Running in

David Mead (Catalans) – Running in

The off field, crowd misconduct case has been opened separate to this charge and will be dealt with by a compliance investigator.