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RFL punish Hull chairmen

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell and Hull FC counterpart Adam Pearson have both been fined and warned about their future conduct after criticising the RFL's disciplinary process.

Hudgell was found guilty of publicly criticising the sport's disciplinary process and questioning the integrity of members involved in the process.

The KR chairman recently launched a stinging attack on the RFL's Match Review Panel, branding them "clueless and "not fit for purpose" after Justin Poore was handed a three-game ban.

Hudgell was fined 1,000 and issued with a warning as to his future behaviour but has appealed the decision and the RFL says a date for a hearing will be set shortly.

Pearson was handed the same fine and warning for criticising the sport's disciplinary process and also attempting to ridicule the role of a tribunal chairman.

He accepted the punishment after he was found guilty of improper conduct by "engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game".