Centurions trio face bans

Jamie Acton of Leigh Centurions. Photo: Brian King
Jamie Acton of Leigh Centurions. Photo: Brian King

THREE Leigh players are set to be suspended after being charged over incidents in the ill-tempered win over Halifax last Sunday.

Halifax have also had three players cited for their part in a mass brawl which kicked off in the closing stages of the game at the Sports Village.

The players charged are as follows:

Tom Armstrong (Leigh) – Grade B head butting in the 67th minute;

Kurt Haggerty (Leigh) – Grade C striking in the 72nd minute;

Jamie Acton (Leigh) – Grade B punching in the 72nd minute;

Andy Bracek (Halifax) – Grade B punching in the 72nd minute;

Steve Tyrer (Halifax) – Grade C striking in the 72nd minute;

Dane Manning (Halifax) – Grade B punching in the 72nd minute.

Acton, Bracek and Tyrer have until 11.00am on Tuesday May 19 to submit Early Guilty Pleas. Armstrong, Haggerty and Manning do not have the option of submitting EGPs and will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday evening. Grade B offences generally carry a ban of on or two games while Grade C usually result in a two to three match suspension.

The RFL Match Review Panel also issued a formal caution to Leigh player Greg Worthington for dangerous contact in the game against Halifax.