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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 16:25 GMT 17:25 UK
Pryce hit by three-match penalty
St Helens stand-off Leon Pryce celebrates his side's semi-final win
Pryce scored one of his side's six tries at the Galpharm Stadium
St Helens stand-off Leon Pryce has been banned for three matches after an RFL disciplinary hearing found him guilty of squeezing an opponent's testicles.

Pryce admitted ungentlemanly conduct after viewing video evidence of an incident with Bulls prop Sam Burgess in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

The ban means Pryce will be free for the Challenge Cup final on 25 August.

Michael Platt got a two-match ban for hitting Maurie Fa'asavalu, but that was cut to one match on appeal.

Despite being on the receiving end of the unwanted attention from Pryce, Burgess insisted that all was forgiven.

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"There is no way I wanted Leon to miss Wembley," said Burgess.

"I mentioned it to the referee during the game but forgot about it later.

"I didn't think he would receive such a ban and fortunately I'm all intact now."

Pryce and Platt were punished at separate hearings before the RFL's disciplinary committee, and both players were also fined 300 each.



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