Dragons punish Greenshields

Full-back could still be find himself in hot water with the RFL

Last Updated: 27/04/12 11:25am

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Clint Greenshields: has already announced this will be his last season with the French club

Clint Greenshields: has already announced this will be his last season with the French club

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Catalan Dragons have taken action against Clint Greenshields for the full-back's Twitter comments about referee Ben Thaler.

The 30-year-old described the official as "retarded" as he watched his side lose 34-18 to Leeds in Stobart Super League action last Friday.

Greenshields has been handed a three-day suspension and fined £1,635 by his employers, who say the player has also been dropped for Sunday's Carnegie Challenge Cup tie at Sheffield even though he is currently injured.

A statement issued by the Dragons said: "Clint Greenshields has been suspended for three days of training and stood down for this week's Carnegie Challenge Cup game following his comments on Twitter about referee Ben Thaler during Friday night's match against Leeds.

"The Catalans Dragons full-back has been also fined 2000 euros by the club."

The Rugby Football League referred Greenshields' comments to their compliance department for investigation but the French side will clearly be hoping by taking their own action the matter will now be closed.

The RFL could still take action, however, if they decide the player has breached their 'Respect' policy.

Greenshields, who has already announced that this will be his last season with the Dragons, published his comments on the social network while watching the match on television in France.

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