Bailey banned for three matches
14th March 2012
Leeds Rhinos player Ryan Bailey has been banned for three matches after he appeared before the RFL Disciplinary Committee earlier this evening charged with committing an offence during his side’s game against Warrington Wolves last Friday.
Bailey was found guilty of a Grade C offence for making deliberate contact with a match official in the 36th minute of the game and the England prop, who pleaded guilty to the charge, was also fined £300 by the panel.
Bailey’s Leeds teammate Brent Webb avoided suspension after he was charged with a similar Grade C offence from the same fixture, but the full-back was given a verbal warning regarding his future conduct and fined £300.
Warrington Wolves hooker Mickey Higham was banned for two matches after he was found guilty of a Grade B high tackle offence which occurred in the 53rd minute of the game Warrington lost 26-18.
Higham, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was also fined £300 by the panel.
The following Stobart Super League players have also received suspensions after submitting Early Guilty Pleas:
Mark O'Meley (Hull FC) – One-match suspension for Grade B dangerous contact on Tony Puletua of St Helens.
Jarrod Sammut (Bradford Bulls) – One match suspension for Grade B illegal use of the elbow on Craig Hall of Hull Kingston Rovers.