Mitch Garbutt receives two-match ban for punch

Leeds Rhinos prop Mitch Garbutt is handed a two-match ban for punching James Tamou.

Leeds Rhinos prop Mitch Garbutt has been handed a two-match ban for punching James Tamou in the side's Club World Challenge match against North Queensland Cowboys on Sunday.

The 26-year-old let his tempers get the better of him towards the end of the clash at Headingley, landing a hefty punch to Tamou's face before both players were sin-binned.

The Australian admitted the "grade C" punching offence and was given a two-game suspension for his "early guilty plea", the RFL confirmed.

The ban means that Garbutt will miss the Super League champions' games against Catalans Dragons and Huddersfield Giants in the next fortnight.

Jimmy Keinhorst of the Leeds Rhinos celebrates at the final whistle with team mate and man of the match Danny McGuire during the First Utility Super League Grand Final between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford on October 10, 2015
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