HULL FC have confirmed they will not be appealing against the Rugby Football League’s decision to impose a £100,000 fine (£40,000 has been suspended) on the club for fielding an ineligible player, Jamie Thackray, in their Carnegie Challenge Cup games against Rochdale and Widnes.
The club accepts the RFL tribunal decision and chief executive James Rule said: “We accept the decision and we now want to draw a line under the situation and move on.
“Our focus is now on preparing for the club’s remaining Super League games, which includes an all-ticket derby game against Hull KR in a fortnight and a Challenge Cup semi final against Wakefield at the end of the month.”
Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin is set to make a surprise comeback from a broken shoulder in Sunday’s Super League match at Hull KR.
The 26-year-old Great Britain loose forward had been expected to miss most of the rest of the season after sustaining the freak injury in his side’s 38-14 home win over Warrington in May.
But he resumed full training this week and is hoping to get the nod from coach Brian Noble to return for the first of eight matches left in the regular season.