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Sport Super League ref Thaler suspended by RFL

17:05  17 february  2020
17:05  17 february  2020 Source:   skysports.com

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Super League referee Ben Thaler has been suspended by the Rugby Football League pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Thaler , 38, has not officiated since taking charge of Hull FC's win against Leeds Rhinos on 2 February. It is not known what the RFL 's investigation relates to.

Super League (currently known as the Betfred Super League for sponsorship reasons) is the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern Hemisphere.

a man in a red shirt: Ben Thaler is currently subject to an internal investigation © Getty Ben Thaler is currently subject to an internal investigation

Leading Super League referee Ben Thaler has been suspended by the Rugby Football League pending the outcome of an investigation.

The 38-year-old is in his 20th season as a professional referee and has regularly featured in Challenge Cup finals and Grand Finals.

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He has not refereed a game since the opening round of the 2020 season when he was in charge of Leeds' 30-4 defeat to Hull on Sunday February 2.

A statement from the governing body said: "Ben Thaler will not be considered for appointments pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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Super League Europe Ltd. is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 3238540. The registered address is Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ. The VAT Registration Number of Super League (Europe) Ltd is 698 6526 64.

Wigan Warriors prop Gabe Hamlin has provisionally suspended by the Rugby Football League after been charged with a UK anti-doping violation. The Warriors say Hamlin, who is in the second of a two-year contract with the Super League champions, is currently on a flight back to his native Australia.

"The RFL will make no further comment until that investigation is complete."

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Akmal suspended over 'corruption' .
The Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended batsman Umar Akmal under its anti-corruption code.The PCB did not reveal the exact nature of Akmal's offence, but said in a statement that the batsman cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending the investigation being carried out by the PCB's Anti-Corruption Unit.

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