RFL throw the book at Doncaster’s Jamie Bovill

Dons v Thatto Heath  Jamie Bovill attacks the Thatto line. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4122MB
Dons v Thatto Heath Jamie Bovill attacks the Thatto line. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4122MB
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DONS’ Jamie Bovill has been banned for FIVE games after he was found guilty of dangerous and reckless play.

Bovill will miss this weekend’s trip to Whitehaven - and may not return to the Doncaster side until June as a result of the ban.

His hefty suspension is also likely to keep him out of the Dons’ glamour Challenge Cup tie at home to Super League giants Wakefield on May 8.

Bovill appeared before the RFL disciplinary committee yesterday charged with committing two offences during his side’s Co-operative Championship One fixture with Rochdale Hornets earlier this month - a game that saw Doncaster slip to their first league defeat of the season.

He received a three match ban for a Grade C offence which saw him make dangerous contact with an opponent in the third minute of the match.

He was also handed a further two match ban for a second Grade C offence for reckless use of the forearm in possession of the ball in the 65th minute.

In addition, Bovill was fined £50 after the committee ruled he had behaved in a manner contrary to the spirit of the game.