RFL charge eight with punching


22nd July 2013

Eight players have been charged by the Rugby Football League for punching in two matches at the weekend.

Six men have been cited from Salford City Reds' 16-12 win over Catalan Dragons while Grant Millington (Castleford Tigers) and Larne Patrick (Huddersfield Giants) have been charged with punching offences that earned them a spell in the sin bin during the Giants' 48-32 win yesterday.

Both Millington and Patrick are facing grade A charges and are eligible for early-guilty pleas, which would enable them to avoid any suspension.

Salford props Jacob Emmitt and Lee Jewitt will face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow, while team-mate Darrell Griffin has until 11am tomorrow to submit an early-guilty plea to a grade C charge which carries a ban of two to three matches.

Catalan forwards Remi Casty, Ian Henderson and Gregory Mounis were also charged by the RFL's match-review panel and are able to enter early-guilty pleas.