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Danny Bridge: Referee assault results in nine-month ban for Oldham player

Danny Bridge: Referee assault results in nine-month ban for Oldham player

Danny Bridge began his professional first grade career with WarringtonOldham's Danny Bridge has been banned for nine months[/i] after he was found guilty of physically assaulting a match official.Bridge, 25, was given a Grade F charge by the the Rugby Football League following an incident in Oldham's 15-8 defeat by Keighley on Friday, 13 July.The ban rules the former Warrington back rower, also fined £75, out for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Grade F charges carry a minimum eight-plus game penalty.Previous offences saw then-Salford back-rower Gareth Hock receive a seven game ban for a Grade E charge in 2014.The charge of making contact with referees - a less severe grade of offence - saw Widnes back-rower Chris Houston banned for two games.
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