Thorman not guilty of biting

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Huddersfield's Chris Thorman has been found not guilty of a biting charge that could have finished his Super League season. Thorman was ordered to appear at last night's disciplinary hearing after the Rugby League's video review panel studied footage of the Giants' stormy game against Bradford on Sunday, during which a series of players were sent to the sin-bin.

The Huddersfield captain faced a likely suspension of eight matches had he been found guilty of biting.

Bradford's Paul Sykes has been suspended for one match after being sent off for using foul and abusive language at the end of the same game.

Clint Newton has become the third Hull KR player to be ruled out for the season, following a specialist's report on his knee injury. He joins Scott Murrell and Chev Walker in being ruled out this term through injury.

Wigan have had better news about one of their long-term casualties. Their captain and loose-forward, Sean O'Loughlin, has recovered more quickly than expected from a broken shoulder and could be fit to face Rovers on Saturday.

Hull have decided not to appeal against their record £100,000 fine – £40,000 of it suspended – imposed by the Rugby League for fielding the unregistered Jamie Thackray in two rounds of the Challenge Cup.

Oldham will have an unfamiliar look when they take the field against Doncaster in the televised National League match on 17 July. They will wear pink shirts, shorts and socks as part of a fund-raising effort for a local hospice and breast cancer charity.