Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC players fined over ref remarks as Salford and Huddersfield bosses punished
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Rhinos’ Sam Lisone, Wakefield Trinity’s Luke Gale and Jake Trueman of Hull FC were all accused by the sport’s compliance department of breaching operational rules and fined £500, with £250 suspended until the end of next season.
Lisone’s fine follows a comment on X - formerly known as Twitter - after Rhinos’ defeat at Huddersfield Giants last month, when he wrote: “Refs need to be held accountable just like players.”
Letters to each player from the governing body stated: “Please be aware that your position in the game as a Super League player clearly gives you significant standing within the sport and you should be more considered when discussing such matters.”
Salford Red Devils coach Paul Rowley has been fined £4,000 - £2,500 suspended until the end of the 2024 season - for comments following the Betfred Super League fixture against St Helens on August 6.
Huddersfield boss Ian Watson received a £500 fine, suspended until the end of the 2024 season, for his remarks after a game at Saints the following week.