Five charged after clashes during Leigh’s win at Halifax

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Three Leigh players and two from Halifax have been charged with punching in last Sunday’s game at Halifax.

Centurions came from 24-0 down at The Shay to eventually win 36-28 and preserve their unbeaten record in 2014.

The following players were charged after the incidents were considered by the RFL Match Review Panel:

Tony Tonks (Halifax) – Grade B punching in the 35th minute;

Paul Mennell (Halifax) – Grade A punching in the 28th minute;

Sean Penkywicz (Leigh) – Grade A punching in the 28th minute;

Sam Barlow (Leigh) – Grade A punching in the 28th minute;

Jacob Emmitt (Leigh) - two charges of Grade A punching in the 28th and 35th minutes.

Tonks, Mennell, Penkywicz and Barlow have until 11.00am on Wednesday April 23 to submit Early Guilty Pleas. Emmitt does not have the option of submitting EGPs and will appear before an RFL Disciplinary Tribunal on Wednesday April 23.

Grade A offences normally carries a suspension of no or one match. Grade B offences can result in either a ban of one or two games.