23 Nov 2022
Update following independent judiciary tribunal: 23 November
Following the independent judiciary tribunal on Wednesday which heard Angus Crichton’s (Australia) challenge, his penalty has now been downgraded to a one match penalty notice for Grade A - Other Striking Offences.
The Tribunal come to the conclusion that the actions of the player were not reckless, but they were careless. Accordingly, the offence was re-graded and the Tribunal reached the conclusion that the most appropriate punishment is a one-match suspension rather than a two-match suspension as submitted by the Match Review Panel.
Tribunals are independent of the RLWC2021, made up of a legally qualified Chair and assisted by side members with relevant experience such as ex-professional players, coaches or match officials.
RLWC2021 would like to thank the independent judiciary tribunal HHJ John Thackray KC, Adrian Morley and Alan Hunte.