HIGH TENSION: The Warriors and Gladiators have faced the judiciary with five players being suspended.
HIGH TENSION: The Warriors and Gladiators have faced the judiciary with five players being suspended. Felicity Ripper

Five league players suspended after judiciary hearing

FIVE rugby league players have been suspended after being found guilty by the match review committee on Wednesday night.

The players were involved in an altercation during the Gladiators and Warriors match on Saturday night.

President for the Central Burnett Rugby League Ian Sanderson said the players received suspensions.

"Five players received suspensions from last weekend's game,” Mr Sanderson said.

"Depending on the severity, players received from 1 week to 4 week suspension.”

In a separate incident, the Biggenden Warriors escaped a fine in last night's meeting.

"The club won't be fined as they didn't walk off, they forfeited due to only having nine players on the field,” he said.

President for the Biggenden Warriors Justin Vicary said after last night's meeting, the club is wanting to move forward.

"We're going to move forward and keep this league running, if we don't we won't have anything in this district,” Mr Vicary said.

"We as all clubs need to work together, all players enjoy their football and they don't want this sort of thing to happen, we need to change the culture.”

The Central Burnett Rugby League committee have received complaints about abusive behaviour that occurred at a local hotel after the game.

Mr Sanderson said the club does not condone racial abuse and will issue a warning to clubs and officials that this behaviour will not be tolerated.

"It has come to our attention that some players have been abusive to others, it's regarded as a form of bullying and it won't be accepted,” he said.