RFL issues punching charge to Halifax Panthers forward Fairbank

Halifax Panthers forward Jacob Fairbank has been charged with Grade E punching by the RFL's match review panel and will now be referred to a tribunal.

By Mark Berry
Thursday, 21st April 2022, 4:12 pm
Jacob Fairbank. Picture: Simon Hall

The 32-year-old received a red card in the early stages of Panthers' 20-17 win at Bradford Bulls in their Betfred Championship Round Eight derby on Good Friday.

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Despite playing 79 minutes with just 12 men, Simon Grix’s men defied the odds and fought back from behind to seal their third straight Championship victory.

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