FOLLOWING Tuesday night’s Rugby Football League disciplinary tribunal, the panel made decisions regarding two Keighley Cougars players after misdemeanours in their Challenge Cup defeat to Hunslet at the end of January, and it is very bad news for utility player Dan Parker.

Kyle Kesik, who had challenged his penalty notice following a Grade C charge for striking with the knees, and 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 Kesik and Parker, 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 the hooker 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 Parker a four-game suspension with immediate effect while also applying a fine of £75.

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

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