Former St Helens forward John Stankevitch has been banned from rugby league after failing to pay a fine for misconduct.
Stankevitch was fined £1,000, £500 of which was suspended, after being found guilty of abusing a match official at a Northern Rail Cup tie between his club Rochdale and Keighley.
The tribunal also ordered Stankevitch to forfeit a further £250 which had been suspended from a previous misconduct charge.
Stankevitch, who has since stepped down as Rochdale coach, failed to pay the fines by the deadline and did not exercise his right to appeal and have a full re-hearing.
Stankevitch has maintained his innocence, claiming he questioned referee George Stokes after seeing what he thought was a blatant knock on in the build-up to a Keighley try.
An RFL spokesman said: "Stankevitch was deemed to have committed blatant and deliberate misconduct in his wilful disregard for RFL operational rules in his failure to pay fines imposed by two earlier RFL tribunals."
In handing down their decision, the RFL tribunal ruled that Stankevitch is banned from any involvement in matches or attendance at rugby league grounds on matchday or any involvement in the business of any member club.
Stankevitch, who played for St Helens in the 2003 Grand Final, announced last week that he would be stepping down as coach at Rochdale to spend more time with his young family but had planned to remain involved with the club in a fund-raising capacity.
The RFL say the penalty will remain in force until full payment of the fines is made and that Stankevitch has the right to appeal.