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Tansey banned for three games

20th of March 2014
Tansey banned for three games

Castleford Tigers full-back Jordan Tansey has been given a three-match ban for making deliberate physical contact with a referee.

Castleford Tigers full-back Jordan Tansey has been given a three-match ban for making deliberate physical contact with a referee.

The former Leeds Rhinos player was charged by the Rugby Football League's match review panel after pushing Tom Roby in the back during the first half of the Tigers' 19-16 First Utility Super League win over Hull FC on Sunday.

He was found guilty of the grade C offence when he appeared in front of a disciplinary hearing at Red Hall, Leeds, last night and was fined £300 as well as being suspended for three games.

Meanwhile, Hull prop Micky Paea has lost his appeal against a two-match ban.

The suspension, imposed on Tuesday for a grade B dangerous tackle on Castleford winger Richard Owen in Sunday's game, was upheld by an RFL disciplinary appeals panel.

Castleford accepted the ban handed out to Tansey, and coach Daryl Powell has revealed the player would have been dropped for Sunday's game at Salford Red Devils anyway.

Tansey had been recalled after Luke Dorn was left out of the side despite scoring two tries in Castleford's thrilling win over Wigan Warriors a week earlier, but Powell says he failed to make the most of his opportunity.

Powell admitted to having some sympathy for Tansey, but confirmed there would be no appeal against the ban, which will rule the player out of the Tigers' Tetley's Challenge Cup fourth-round tie at Batley next month.

"We've accepted the ban," Powell said. "I don't think he meant to push him as hard as he did - he was almost going back towards him.

"I can understand that you don't want people making contact with referees but I can understand Jordan's side of it too. It's unfortunate for him but there's a little bit of an example there, which is disappointing.

"He wouldn't have played this week. I don't think he had his best game last week to be honest. He was a little bit off. So Luke Dorn would have come back into the side anyway."

Sunday's game is expected to feature 2012 Man of Steel Rangi Chase up against his old club after missing Salford's last four matches with a torn calf muscle.

If he gets the nod to return, Chase will be up against Marc Sneyd, who joined Castleford on a season-long loan as part of the transfer deal that took the England stand-off to the Red Devils and is clear to face his parent club.

"There are no clauses in there," Powell said. "I think it's important that there wasn't. They let him go out on loan, I don't see why they should fear him too much."

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