Rugby League - Dragons fined over misconduct

Catalan Dragons have been fined £2,000 by the Rugby Football League after being found guilty of misconduct following misbehaviour by their fans.

The French club were punished by an RFL operational rules tribunal after their supporters verbally abused and intimidated match officials following a 22-21 Super League defeat by Hull KR in Toulouse on June 22.

A statement from the RFL said the Dragons were guilty of "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game" and breached the game's Respect Policy.

A spokesman added: "The charges were brought after the club failed to provide information to the investigation into the incident.

"In finding the club guilty of misconduct, the tribunal ruled that £1,000 be payable within 28 days and a further £1,000 be suspended until the end of the 2014 season."

The Catalan club were fined £1,000 in September after being found guilty of improper conduct.

Chairman Bernard Guasch and coach Laurent Frayssinous were also fined £500 at the same time, £250 of which was suspended until the end of 2014, for publicly questioning the integrity of the disciplinary process following the suspension of Zeb Taia.