Leeds Rhinos: Two game ban for Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield is sent off. PIC: Steve Riding

Kevin Sinfield is sent off. PIC: Steve Riding

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LEEDS RHINOS captain Kevin Sinfield will be available for next month’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington Wolves.

Sinfield has been banned for two matches after submitting an early guilty plea to a Grade C charge of butting Castleford Tigers’ Luke Dorn in last week’s draw at Headingley Carnegie.

He faced a maximum three game ban, which would have ruled him out of the Cup showdown, but the early guilty plea - which means he does not have to appear at tomorrow’s disciplinary hearing - reduced that by one match.

Sinfield, who was sent-off for the first time in his career, will miss Friday’s trip to Salford Red Devils and the following week’s home derby against Bradford Bulls.

The RFL’s sentencing guidelines for a head-butting offence are: Grade A-B: Makes light contact; Grade C: Makes full contact; Grade E-F: Makes full contact in an aggressive and violent manner.

Head coach Brian McDermott and captain Kevin Sinfield lead out Leeds Rhinos for the 2015 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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