Kenny Edwards handed lengthy ban for putting finger up the bum of opponent

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Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards for 10 matches after being found guilty of poking an opponent up the bum.

The New Zealand-born 31-year-old has been handed a grade F charge of “contrary behaviour” following Thursday’s clash with his former club Catalans.

Edwards has publicly defended himself and pointed out his long-term friendship with Kasiano, who had also supported him in reports in Australia.

But the RFL disciplinary ruled against the former Parramatta player, and handed him a ban two matches longer than the minimum eight required for his charge.

Edwards had a previous spell at last week's opponents Catalans
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The grade of the charge was found to be correct by the Independent Tribunal and Edwards was also handed a £500 fine.

Catalans back rower Joel Tomkins was suspended for eight games for a similar offence last year.

And the RFL also came down hard on wingers Tommy Makinson and Tom LIneham in 2020, handing them five and eight match bans for grabbing opponents’ testicles.

Dragons forward Kasiano meanwhile had his own one-match ban for a separate incident of dangerous contact reduced to a caution on appeal, although he was still found guilty.

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