RFL hand Gateshead Thunder prop Payne one-match ban

Jason Payne
Payne will miss Thunder's trip to Keighley Cougars on Tuesday

Gateshead Thunder captain Jason Payne has received a one-match ban from the Rugby Football League after he was found guilty of tripping.

Payne had pleaded not guilty to the Grade B offence, which took place in the club's 22-6 Championship One defeat by Doncaster on Sunday, 19 June.

The RFL fined the Castleford-born prop £50, and the player will miss Sunday's trip to Keighley Cougars.

Full-back Mitchell Stevens also misses out as he completes a three-match ban.

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