Leeds Rhinos’ Australian prop Mitch Garbutt will miss two matches following his red card in the Dacia World Club Challenge loss to North Queensland Cowboys.
Garbutt was sent-off for punching Queensland forward James Tamou late in Rhinos’ 38-4 defeat.
The RFL match review panel charged him with Grade C punching after studying footage of the incident.
He faced a suspension of up to three games, but submitted an early guilty plea which resulted in a two-match ban.
The front-rower will miss Saturday’s game at Catalans Dragons and the following Friday’s visit of Huddersfield Giants.
Tamou was sin-binned for lashing out at Rhinos’ Keith Galloway before Garbutt knocked him off his feet.
The match review panel decided not to charge the Cowboys man. Their ruling stated: “Strikes with hand. Player lashes out towards opponent and makes light contact with open-hand.
“Conduct worthy of Concerning Act notification from NRL.”
There were no other charges from last weekend’s World Club Series or Super League games.