Castleford Tigers winger Justin Carney will miss the forthcoming Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Wigan Warriors after being one of four First Utility Super League players suspended following incidents in games last weekend.
Australian Carney was given a two-match ban and fined £300 after pleading guilty to Grade C sustained punching on Paddy Flynn, of Widnes Vikings, in the 57th minute of last Sunday’s match at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
It means he will have to sit out this Sunday’s Super League match against Hull KR and also the Wigan cup tie the following week.
Flynn was also suspended for two matches after submitting an Early Guilty Plea to Grade C sustained punching on Carney in the same incident.
Two other players were suspended when they appeared before an independent disciplinary tribunal.
Chris Annakin, of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, was banned for five matches and fined £300 after pleading guilty to making a Grade D dangerous throw on Warrington Wolves player Roy Asotasi in the 38th minute.
And Ben Westwood, of Warrington Wolves, was suspended for three matches and fined £300 after being found guilty of making a Grade D dangerous throw on Wakefield player Scott Anderson in the fourth minute of the same match. Westwood pleaded not guilty.