YORK City Knights Ladies star Rhiannion Marshall is facing a suspension of between three to five matches after being hit with a Grade 'D' charge by the Rugby Football League (RFL).

Marshall was sent off on the stroke of half time in York's 24-10 Women's Betfred Super League victory over Leeds Rhinos at the LNER Community Stadium on Sunday.

The loose forward was dismissed for her part in an altercation with Leeds half-back Jasmine Cudjoe, who was sin-binned following the fracas.

Since then, the RFL match review panel has issued Marshall with a Grade 'D' charge for punching, citing "strikes, punching, reaction to opponent, lashing out," and making "contact with (the) head of (the) opponent" in their minutes.

The penalty notice has now been referred to a tribunal who will decide the length of Marshall's suspension.

Should the former Castleford Tigers 13 miss the next three matches, she would be out of the trip to Wigan Warriors on June 26 (2pm), the home clash with Huddersfield Giants on July 17 (12pm) and the visit to title rivals St Helens on July 31 (2pm).

Should Marshall be banned for five games, she would also miss the final two regular season matches at home to Wigan on August 14 (12pm) and away to Leeds Rhinos on August 25 (5.15pm).

York currently sit top of the Women's Super League group one having recorded three wins from three thus far.