Hull FC: Mark O'Meley and Danny Tickle face bans over Castleford brawl
HULL FC duo Mark O'Meley and Danny Tickle will today appear before an RFL disciplinary committee to face charges of punching from their 52-0 victory over Castleford.
Both players have been charged as a result of a second-half brawl at the KC Stadium, and face bans of up to two matches.
Tickle had the option of entering an early guilty plea ahead of today's hearing, which would probably result in just a one-match ban.
O'Meley was not afforded the option of a guilty plea, but he faces a two-game suspension at most under the Grade B offence.
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The fight erupted at the KC last Friday as the Tigers' frustrations boiled over with Weller Hauraki starting a fight with Tickle.
Both were red-carded, with O'Meley and Castleford's Justin Carney also spending 10 minutes in the sin-bin for their part in the melee which followed.
Like Tickle, Hauraki and Carney each had the opportunity to submit early guilty pleas this morning, although having been charged with the more serious Grade C offence, Carney could face a suspension of up to three games.
Widnes Vikings forward Gareth Hock was also charged yesterday with the Grade B offence of using foul and abusive language to a match official during his club's fixture against Bradford Bulls.
Hock, who was sent off, does not have the option of submitting an early plea and will appear before the Disciplinary Committee.
HULL KR prop Micky Paea was also issued a formal caution by The Match Review Panel for raising his knee in a tackle in their 42-22 win over London Broncos on Saturday.