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.