Tomkins and McIlorum banned following Perpignan brawl

By Peter Thompson 7 August 2019 4
Tomkins and McIlorum banned following Perpignan brawl

Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum have been hit with suspensions following a brawl which marred Catalans Dragons' Super League win over Warrington Wolves last Saturday.

Fighting broke out on and off the pitch as tempers flared in Perpignan, where Catalans ran out 30-10 winners to ensure St Helens took the League Leaders' Shield.

A high tackle from McIlorum in the 80th minute sparked a series of altercations.

Tomkins and McIlorum and were shown red cards amid ugly scenes at Stade Gilbert Brutus and the Catalans duo have been banned for three and two games respectively.

The Rugby Football League (RFL) on Wednesday revealed Tomkins has been charged and found guilty of punching, landing a £500 fine and a £500 loss of deposit for grading challenge.

McIlorum was charged and found guilty of a reckless tackle and has also been hit in the pocket to the tune of £1,000.

Catalans trio Brayden Williame, Mickael Simon and Kenny Edwards were not suspended by the RFL.

 

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