Tigers will appeal against Chase’s two-match ban

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CASTLEFORD Tigers are to appeal against a two-match ban handed to Rangi Chase.

The Kiwi stand-off (pictured) was last night suspended for two games by the Rugby Football League’s disciplinary panel after he was found guilty of a grade B offence of punching during his side’s 34-30 Super League victory over Bradford Bulls on Sunday. He was also fined £300.

As things stand, Chase misses Saturday’s Super League clash at Crusaders and the Carnege Challenge Cup quarterfinal against Huddersfield Giants at Probiz Coliseum on Sunday week.

Chase is a leading candidate for the Man of Steel award after an impressive season and has been an ever-present for the Tigers so far this year.