Hull KR have lost their appeal from Joel Tomkins’ ban, and the team captain has his suspension.
The global was supplied a one-match penalty notice by the Rugby Football League’s match-review board for a regular A offence of punching during Rovers’ home overcome by London Broncos.
KR were confident of getting the decision overturned, but his charm was not just rejected by an appeals panel on Tuesday evening, but doubled the punishment. Tomkins was hit by a #500 fine in addition to a # 500 bond’s reduction.
The Wigan back rower will miss the game against Salford Red Devils that could determine the Super League future of KR, and also his prohibit will likely be carried over into the season that is close.
Rovers are among four clubs locked in danger of relegation moving in the final form of the regular Super League season and on 20 factors.
It’s the time Tomkins has been forced to miss a crucial match this year.
He was ruled by A one-match banning from his group’s Challenge Cup quarter-final from Warrington at May.
On that occasion, Hull KR proprietor Neil Hudgell described the ban to get a crusher handle as”selective justice” and accused the RFL’s disciplinary panel of”making it up as they go together”.
The regulating body reacted with a strong defence of its judicial process, insisting the people involved in the disciplinary process”all deliver considerable experience”.