Banned Carney and Hauraki set to miss Castleford’s big cup semi

Justin Carney
Justin Carney

Castleford Tigers’ top scorer Justin Carney will miss Sunday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Widnes Vikings after being handed a two-match ban.

Australian winger Carney has been suspended for two matches and fined £300 by an independent disciplinary tribunal after pleading guilty to making a Grade B dangerous throw on London Broncos player Thomas Minns in the 69th minute of last Sunday’s First Utility Super League round 23 fixture.

An independent appeals tribunal has also dismissed the appeal by Castleford player Weller Hauraki against the two-match suspension imposed last week for striking with his knees in a First Utility Super League round 22 fixture against Hull FC.

He sat out the first game in the ban last Sunday, but will now also miss the cup semi at Leigh Sports Village.