Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has been fined £500 after being found guilty of misconduct for his public criticism of a match official following a First Utility Super League play-off fixture played at St Helens on Friday September 19.
The fine, £250 of which is suspended until the end of the 2015 season, was imposed after Mr Powell was deemed to be in breach of the following Operational Rules:
D1.8 (c) (Improper Conduct) – engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game;
D1.10 (i) (Criticism of Officials) – no person subject to the Operational Rules shall publish or cause to be published (or give any interview to the media by whatsoever medium) which contains criticism of the character of a match official or criticism of the manner in which a match official has officiated at a game in which the club or player has taken part, or of any other game under the control of the RFL.
The RFL Respect Policy.