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Super League Disciplinary: Team hit with double ban as four players charged

As it’s Monday, sides have been sweating ahead of the RFL Match Review Panel’s Super League disciplinary decisions today.

Last week, we saw the Panel choose to not ban anyone from the Challenge Cup final,  despite both Matt Dufty and Mike Cooper receiving yellow cards in the opening stages of the game.

This week, rather than just two Super League sides awaiting the decisions, all twelve sides were in action with the return of the league competition.

On Friday night, it was the customary three games taking place, and Wigan, still without Adam Keighran and Tyler Dupree due to their three-game bans, headed to Castleford surely expecting an easy victory.

However, it looked like the Tigers might nick it until a controversial Cain Robb sin-binning, and the Warriors edged over the line with a 10-8 victory.

Elsewhere, Hull KR had a comprehensive 32-6 win over Huddersfield Giants at Craven Park, and the misery for the Giants was compounded by a red card to debutant Andre Savelio and a yellow to Adam Milner – although Ian Watson’s comments suggested that Mikey Lewis may be of interest to the panel.

The other Friday night game saw Salford Red Devils shock Warrington on their own turf with a 25-14 victory over the Challenge Cup runners-up that saw Deon Cross cross over the line twice to pick up a duo of tries.

On Saturday, Rohan Smith’s Leeds Rhinos slumped to defeat against Hull FC, who had previously only won one game all season. There, Tom Briscoe was shown a yellow.

Over in Catalonia, Catalans Dragons were unpicked by a plucky Leigh Leopards side backed by 1,800 travelling supporters, with Adrian Lam’s team running out 10-2 winners.

Finally, on Sunday, London Broncos were hammered 52-6 at the Twickenham Stoop by St Helens, who scored nine tries, three of them courtesy of Daryl Clark.

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Super League Disciplinary: London Broncos cop double ban

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The RFL has now confirmed the Super League disciplinary charges with four players in total being charged, two from Castleford Tigers and two from London Broncos.

It’s the Broncos who come off worse though with both of their players banned as Ethan Natoli and Rhys Kennedy are both now set to miss the game against Wigan Warriors in Round 15.

Natoli was hit with a Grade C charge for dangerous contact whilst Rhys Kennedy was handed a Grade B charge for the same offence. His offence was at the higher end of the grade which is why he was banned though.

Castleford Tigers saw both Cain Robb and Jacob Miller land a Grade B charge for head contact but they’re both just hit with £250 fines.

That means the Hull KR and Huddersfield game that saw a sin bin and a red card goes without punishment, Andre Savelio escaping a ban for his red card offence and Mikey Lewis for his alleged involvement that was referenced by Ian Watson.

Super League Disciplinary Charges

– Cain Robb (Castleford Tigers) – Grade B Head Contact – £250 Fine
– Jacob Miller (Castleford Tigers) – Grade B Head Contact – £250 Fine
– Ethan Natoli (London Broncos) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
– Rhys Kennedy (London Broncos) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice (Higher End of Sanction of the Grade)

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  1. Philip Croston

    June 17, 2024 at 4:09 pm

    Once again the referee and the video referee’s decisions are laughed at by the disciplinary team.

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