Bulls winger Elliot Kear submits early guilty plea

Tensions rise in Sunday's Bulls v Wakefield derby

Tensions rise in Sunday's Bulls v Wakefield derby

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Bulls winger Elliot Kear has submitted an early guilty plea to a grade A striking offence for an incident during their victory over Wakefield on Sunday and has avoided a ban.

However, Wildcats' former Bulls and Cougars prop Richard Moore has been charged with a grade B striking offence from the same incident.

He has until 11am tomorrow to submit an early guilty plea and avoid a hearing in front of the RFL's disciplinary panel.

Meanwhile, Leeds full back Zak Hardaker is to be investigated over allegations that he made homophobic comments during the Rhinos’ 24-6 Super League defeat at Warrington last Friday.

Hardaker, who was a member of England’s 2013 World Cup squad, is alleged to have mouthed a homophobic reference towards Dewsbury-based referee James Child and the incident has been referred to the Rugby Football League’s compliance department, which has begun an investigation.

Meanwhile, Hardaker’s team-mate Carl Ablett has been charged with a grade C offence of kicking Warrington centre Joel Monaghan in the act of scoring Wolves’ final try in that match at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Hull KR prop Michael Weyman is facing the threat of a second suspension of the season after being accused of using foul and abusive language towards a match official during his side’s 54-12 defeat at Castleford on Sunday.

Weyman, who is facing a grade B offence, will appear in front of the disciplinary panel tomorrow.

Ablett also has until 11am tomorrow to submit early guilty pleas and avoid a hearing.

The RFL’s match-review panel ruled the dismissal of London Broncos hooker Scott Moore for a high tackle during his side’s 50-12 defeat by Hull on Saturday was sufficient punishment and issued cautions to Bulls captain Matt Diskin and Catalan Dragons hooker Eloi Pelissier.
 

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9:36am Tue 3 Jun 14

Bev says...

Carl Ablett's kick was a horrible reminder of Colin Dixon's on Mick Shoebottom which finished his career and ruined his life. The game is tough enough without that sort of behaviour-big ban required.
Carl Ablett's kick was a horrible reminder of Colin Dixon's on Mick Shoebottom which finished his career and ruined his life. The game is tough enough without that sort of behaviour-big ban required. Bev
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2:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bone_idle18 says...

I was surprised Moore wasn't cited for trying to head-butt Kear to start her whole thing.

To be fair to Ablet (I don't like him, he's a bit dirty), I think it was genuinely bad timing, he apologised immediately! But kicking out when a plater is scoring needs to be discouraged.
I was surprised Moore wasn't cited for trying to head-butt Kear to start her whole thing. To be fair to Ablet (I don't like him, he's a bit dirty), I think it was genuinely bad timing, he apologised immediately! But kicking out when a plater is scoring needs to be discouraged. Bone_idle18
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4:42pm Tue 3 Jun 14

raisemeup says...

I think Kear has pleaded guilty to a non offence, although he did behave a bit defensively when Moore placed his head on top of his...which was the only thing he could do, with Kear being a huge threat to him...the Ref. recognised the guilty and took appropriate action.
Some offences need further investigation, this one didn't in my opinion. If it hadn't have been for the media attention brought about by Agar, I don't think anything more would have been done.
I think Kear has pleaded guilty to a non offence, although he did behave a bit defensively when Moore placed his head on top of his...which was the only thing he could do, with Kear being a huge threat to him...the Ref. recognised the guilty and took appropriate action. Some offences need further investigation, this one didn't in my opinion. If it hadn't have been for the media attention brought about by Agar, I don't think anything more would have been done. raisemeup
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7:39am Thu 5 Jun 14

bradfordbronco says...

Well done to Sidlow. He was straight into it and stopped Moore doing serious damage to Kear. Players like Moore need sorting out. Attacking a smaller person isn't on
Well done to Sidlow. He was straight into it and stopped Moore doing serious damage to Kear. Players like Moore need sorting out. Attacking a smaller person isn't on bradfordbronco
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