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Rugby League

Tomkins handed suspended fine

Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins has been found guilty of minor misconduct over his two-fingered salute to the Leeds fans during Saturday's Challenge Cup final win over the Rhinos.

The 22-year-old England international was disciplined by his club on Monday for the obscene gesture and was yesterday given a rap over the knuckles by the Rugby Football League.

Tomkins was found guilty of improper conduct and breaching the RFL's Respect Policy. He was fined £1,000 – suspended until the end of next season – and also reprimanded and warned about his future behaviour.

There are 14 days for him to lodge an appeal but Tomkins will probably want to draw a line under the affair. He made the V-sign to Leeds supporters while celebrating his side's first try on their way to a 28-18 victory at Wembley.