Rugby League Disciplinary Roundup: Bans, Fines, and Investigations

Rugby League Disciplinary Roundup: Bans, Fines, and Investigations

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has concluded its disciplinary process for incidents from Round Eleven of the Super League, handing out a mix of bans and fines to several players.

Three-Player Suspensions and Four Fines

Three players have been slapped with suspensions, while four others were fined. However, the spotlight is on Hull FC’s star signing, Herman Ese’ese, who is now facing further investigation.

Ese’ese Investigation

The 29-year-old former Samoan and New Zealand international was at the center of an incident during Hull FC’s 34-18 defeat against London Broncos, who secured their first win of the season. Referee Chris Kendall reported Ese’ese for “inappropriate words” as the two teams packed down for a scrum.

“While no charge has been issued yet, the RFL has confirmed that the incident will be further investigated, with London Broncos set to provide additional evidence. Any decision to charge Ese’ese with ‘verbal abuse’ would be communicated to the player and his club, Hull FC, who have acknowledged the ongoing probe.”

Disciplinary Roundup

Elsewhere in the disciplinary roundup, Hull FC’s Jordan Lane was fined £250 for a sin-bin incident and “inappropriate words.Tommy Makinson and Liam Horne were each handed a one-game ban, while Liam Byrne received a two-game suspension for a high tackle.

This disciplinary process comes at a difficult time for Hull FC, who are struggling in the Super League this season. The team and their supporters will be hoping that the investigation into Ese’ese’s case does not result in further punishment for the club’s marquee signing.

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