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DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Briers escapes ban for Ablett punch
2:54pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Wolves news
LEE Briers has escaped a ban for punching Carl Ablett in Warrington Wolves’ play-off victory over Leeds Rhinos last week.
The 35-year-old half back was charged by the RFL’s disciplinary committee for ‘Grade A Punching’ in the 22nd minute of the 40-20 win, an offence that potentially could have seen Briers miss the forthcoming play-off semi final with a one-game ban.
But due to Briers’ exemplary disciplinary record the stand-off was able to submit an early guilty plea which ensured the minimum possible punishment for the offence.
The RFL rules state: “A player who submits an Early Guilty Plea will automatically receive the suspension at the lower scale of the tariff for his graded offence and lose the right to submit an EGP for 12 months.”
Grade A offences carry a tariff of 0-1 games.
It means that Briers will be free to play in Warrington Wolves’ play-off semi final on Thursday, Semptember 26, kick off 8pm, which will be against the side they pick in the ClubCall on Sunday.
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