FOLLOWING last night’s Rugby Football League disciplinary tribunal, the panel made decisions regarding two Keighley Cougars players.

Kyle Kesik, who had challenged his penalty notice following a Grade C charge for striking with the knees, and Dan Parker, who was awaiting the result of his Grade D charge for Other Contrary Behaviour, faced the tribunal.

Head of Rugby Andrew Henderson was in attendance to both represent and support Kyle and Dan, and aid the presentation of their cases to the tribunal.

The panel first heard the penalty notice challenge submitted by Kesik and upon review, found the forward not guilty of the charge given last Thursday of Grade C striking and removed his two-game suspension with immediate effect.

This means Kyle is free to play once the side returns to action in March.

In the second hearing, Parker pleaded guilty to the charge of Grade D Other Contrary Behaviour presented by the tribunal.

Upon issuing a statement and taking responsibility for the incident to the tribunal, the decision was taken to hand Dan a four-game suspension with immediate effect whilst also applying a fine of £75.

This means Dan will be unavailable for selection until late April.

Keighley Cougars would like to place on record its thanks to the tribunal for listening to both cases presented by the club and will make no further comment on this matter.

By Joshua Chapman