Manning banned for 10 games after offences in game at Leigh

Leigh's Sam Barlow. Photo: Brian King.
Leigh's Sam Barlow. Photo: Brian King.

DANE Manning, the Halifax forward, has been banned for 10 games after being found guilty of two offences in last Wednesday’s game against Leigh.

An independent disciplinary tribunal handed down a five-match ban after finding Manning guilty of Grade E intentional striking with the shoulder in a 54th-minute tackle on Leigh player Sam Barlow. Manning pleaded not guilty.

Manning was also suspended for five matches after pleading guilty to Grade D sustained punching in the 54th minute of the same fixture.

Barlow spent a night in hospital being treated for head injuries.

Liam McAvoy of Workington Town failed in his appeal against a three-match ban imposed last week after an independent tribunal found him guilty of making a Grade C reckless high tackle on Leigh player Sean Penkywicz in the 19th minute of a Championship match played on Sunday June 1.