Burrow bags one-match ban by submitting an early guilty plea

Rob Burrow faces a one-match suspension after submitting an early guilty plea to a headbutting offence.
Rob Burrow faces a one-match suspension after submitting an early guilty plea to a headbutting offence.

Leeds Rhinos: Burrow bags one-match ban by submitting an early guilty plea

Burrow was charged after the game was studied by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel and could have been banned for up to two fixtures if he fought the case.

Instead he opted to submit an early guilty plea, which meant he accepted a one-match suspension and avoided having to appear at Tuesday’s disciplinary hearing.

It is Burrow’s first suspension since 2011.

Hull’s Gareth Ellis and Steve Michaels also submitted early guilty pleas to grade B offences from last week’s game. Ellis was accused of making dangerous contact on Stevie Ward and Michaels was charged with striking Jack Walker.

Both players will miss Friday’s home game against Wigan Warriors.

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