Hemel Stags’ Navarette handed one-match ban for fighting

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Hemel Stags player Romaine Navarrete has been banned for one game by the Rugby Football League after offering an early guilty plea for fighting with Hunslet Hawks’ Jimmy Watson.

The brawl took place in the 75th minute of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 fixture on Sunday, June 15.

Navarrete pleaded guilty to the Grade B charge and will miss Hemel’s home fixture against York City Knights on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Watson also pleaded guilty for his actions in the same incident and similarly has received a one match ban from the RFL.