George Flanagan was seen on video footage making contact with Toronto's French fullback Hakim Miloudi
George Flanagan was seen on video footage making contact with Toronto's French fullback Hakim Miloudi

Eight-match ban for ‘testicle attack’

Bradford hooker George Flanagan has been given an eight-match ban for attacking the testicles of an opponent.

Flanagan, 32, was seen on video footage making contact with Toronto's French fullback Hakim Miloudi during the Bulls' 25-20 defeat by the Wolfpack at Odsal in England's second-tier Championship last week.

Referee Scott Mikalauskas placed the incident on report and the Rugby Football League's match review panel referred the matter to an independent operational rules hearing.

Flanagan pleaded guilty at the hearing to the Grade F charge and, in addition to the eight-match ban which ends his season, he was fined $440.

Grade F offences are the most serious grading open to the review panel and carry a suspension of eight games or more.

News Corp Australia

TOWN SPIRIT: Christmas Carnival lights up Anzac Park

premium_icon TOWN SPIRIT: Christmas Carnival lights up Anzac Park

Miles goes fabulously festive for community carnival to remember.

Massive three-day drugs, weapons bust bags 309 charges

premium_icon Massive three-day drugs, weapons bust bags 309 charges

Police have charged 45 people on 309 drug, property, and weapon offences.

Saying a heartfelt thankyou to the hospital system

premium_icon Saying a heartfelt thankyou to the hospital system

MARY Murdock could not be more grateful to the staff who helped her through her...