The RFL have handed a six-game ban to a player who racially abused an opponent

Last Updated: 15/11/12 10:12pm

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Tom Morgan, a rugby league player from Wales, has been banned for six matches for racially abusing an opponent.

Tom Morgan, who played for the South Wales Scorpions but left the club in July, was found guilty by an RFL tribunal following an incident during a Championship One game against London Skolars last season.

A statement read: "Morgan, who failed to respond to contact from the RFL, was found guilty in his absence of using offensive or obscene language based on race or ethnic origin against London Skolars player Lamont Bryan."

The incident occurred on 24 June with Morgan found guilty by a disciplinary panel in October.

His ban was confirmed by the governing body after a period of appeal lapsed.

London Skolars welcomed the sanction and praised the RFL's handling of the

matter.

A Skolars spokesman said: "The most important thing from our point of view was that if a player makes such an allegation that it is taken seriously.

"We are very confident that the RFL have done so and that they dealt with the investigation thoroughly.

"Everyone involved in the matter has given a statement and been spoken to.

"It would have been better if the player in question had come forward and because he didn't, hence we have the result we do.

"Lamont just wanted the matter dealt with properly and we have every confidence that it was."

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