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Rovers axe race case player

Featherstone have announced the sacking of Bradley Knowles-Tagg after he was found guilty of racial abuse.

Knowles-Tagg was charged with "using offensive or obscene language" during an U20s fixtures against Salford on June 29.

A Rugby Football League operational rules tribunal handed the player an eight-match suspension, and he has 14 days to lodge an appeal against the punishment.

The RFL also revealed that Knowles-Tagg did not attend the tribunal or respond to communications about the charge or the hearing.

Championship club Featherstone have now confirmed that Knowles-Tagg has been released, and that he has had no involvement with the club since the incident.

Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt said: "Racism has no place in sport or society and Featherstone Rovers will not condone or tolerate behaviour such as this.

"As soon as we were made aware of the allegations, we suspended the player and he has had, and will not have, any involvement with Featherstone Rovers.

"We pride ourselves as a club that is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of their race, colour, sexual orientation or religion, and will do all we can to protect that reputation."