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York City Knights coach suspended

York City Knights coach suspended

1:56pm 27th January 2010

York City Knights head coach James Ratcliffe has been given a six month suspension from rugby league.

The ban was imposed at a tribunal hearing following an investigation into an incident after a match between York College and Heckmondwike.

Ratcliffe was given a six-month suspension, with four months suspended for a year, for a breach of operational rules. He should be back in position on the 25th March

York City Knights Statement:

Following an RFL tribunal hearing held on Monday evening as a result of an incident following a match between York College and Heckmondwike, York City Knights Head Coach James Ratcliffe has been given a six month suspension from Rugby League activity, with four months suspended for twelve months, due to a breach of operational rules. In addition to the sanction, which has been accepted by the club, James has also stepped down from his position with the North Yorkshire Service Area. Chris Thorman will take temporary charge of first team duties until James returns on the 25th March. We now consider the matter closed and the club will make no further comment

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