Wakefield Trinity's Lyne to miss crucnh game with Castleford Tigers after losing appeal over ban

WAKEFIELD Trinity's Reece Lyne last night failed in his bid to overturn a two-game ban for a dangerous tackle.

Reece Lyne.
Reece Lyne.

He appealed after being found guilty on Tuesaday of applying unnecessary contact to the head, neck or spinal column of Warrington Wolves full-back Will Dagger.

However, the panel upheld the original decision meaning Lyne is out of this evening’s Super League derby with Castleford Tigers and must still pay a £300 fine, too.

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Former Castleford centre Joe Arundel is set to to take his place in Chris Chester’s side.

Keighley Cougars’ Josh Tonks was banned for five games after pleading guilty to a Grade D strike with the arm while team-mate Hamish Barnes was suspended for one game on a tripping charge.

Another Keighley player Brad Nicholson was fined for his own tripping offence but escaped a ban.