London Broncos hooker James Cunningham charged with alleged racial abuse

London Broncos hooker James Cunningham could face a ban of eight matches after being charged over a abuse allegation.
Hull KR prop Rob Mulhern left the allegation on behalf of his own team-mate Mose Masoe during his side’s 20-16 Super League defeat from the Broncos 10 days back and the episode has been put on account.
The Rugby Football League have referred the issue to a tribunal and launched an evaluation. Cunningham is very likely to face a hearing.
Meanwhile, Castleford Wigan and Warrington could all be without key players for its Super League play-offs that start this week.
Wigan prop forward Oliver Partington, who has started the final eight games of his club, has been handed a punishment notice for striking centre Cheyse Blair using his arm throughout their league triumph over Castleford Thursday.
The player will face a hearing on Tuesday with the chance of him missing Friday’s qualifying semi-final against Salford, In the event the Warriors contest the grade Some offence.
Partington was also given a warning for“contrary behaviour“ after he had been seen rubbing the mind of a bandaged Paul McShane through Thursday’s match.
Next rower Jesse Sene-Lafao, who had been sent off with his knees in that game at a tackle on Partington, has been provided a two-match penalty notice to get a routine C offence.
The suspension would rule the player from the Tigers‘ elimination tie at Warrington on Thursday but the club are thinking about fighting the fee.
„We will have a chat about what we’re likely to do but obviously it’s a tiny blow for us whether he is going to miss the match,“ said Castleford coach Daryl Powellsaid Jesse was playing fairly well for us.“
Castleford will possess England forwards Adam Milner back after missing the Wigan game through disease but they have injury doubts over Mike McMeeken (dead leg) and Nathan Massey (shoulder).
Former England scrum-half Matty Smith, who is to Warrington from Catalans Dragons, is in danger of missing Thursday’s game after being passed a one-match penalty watch for a dangerous tackle.
Elsewhere, Hull KR Matt Parcell has been extended a penalty notice for a dangerous attack on Lee Mossop at Salford throughout his side’s defeat and Leeds winger Luke Briscoe obtained one match during the win over Warrington for utilization of his knees.

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