Hull KR captain Joel Tomkins will miss the final match of the season against Salford Red Devils
Hull KR have lost their appeal against Joel Tomkins’ ban, and the club captain has had his suspension increased to two matches.
The former dual-code international was given a one-match penalty notice by the Rugby Football League’s match-review panel for a grade A offence of punching during Rovers’ 20-16 home defeat by London Broncos last Friday.
KR were confident of getting the decision overturned, but an appeals panel on Tuesday evening not only rejected his appeal, but doubled the punishment. Tomkins was also hit with a £500 fine plus the loss of a £500 bond.