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“A bad one” – Super League star could face ban as Kyle Amor has say on incident

The reigning Super League and World Champions Wigan Warriors started the season unbeaten in a run that stretches back all the way to 2023 but they headed over to the home of the former Super League and World Champions St Helens in one of the biggest games of any season.

Arguably the biggest derby in rugby league and certainly the original derby, the two have won the last six Grand Finals between them stretching all the way back to 2018.

Many believe that the two will meet in the Super League Grand Final at the end of the season but for now the only thing up for grabs was the all important bragging rights over Easter as an imperious St Helens defence was tested against an unbeaten Wigan Warriors side.

St Helens welcomed back Lewis Dodd and Tommy Makinson from injury.

The first half was a tight affair. The best chance of the first 40 went the way of St Helens after Lewis Dodd latched onto an offload and skated through but Jai Field came across to tackle the halfback into touch. Dodd was impressive and dangerous in the first 40 but despite a lot of possession on the Wigan line, the Warriors wouldn’t relent. Saints did take the lead with a penalty and did have a man advantage after Tyler Dupree was sin binned and crucially not red carded for leading with a forearm. It remained 2-0 at halftime however.

Then in the second half the first try would finally come after a kick from Bevan French as he grounded his own kick ahead.

Crucially shortly after this the momentum swung again as Liam Byrne was sent off for direct contact to the head. With a man advantage, Alex Walmsley tore through the Wigan defence and then Tommy Makinson claimed a kick to score and make it 6-4. Then the decisive blow came as Konrad Hurrell stormed onto the ball to score and win the game for the Saints.

Super League star’s tackle “a bad one” says Amor

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There were a number of big moments throughout the game, of course all three tries and the yellow card to Tyler Dupree.

But the big moment was undoubtedly the decision to send of Liam Byrne with 18 minutes left and with Wigan Warriors 4-2 ahead.

In his absence they went on to concede twice and lose the game 12-4. The incident was described as “a bad one” by Kyle Amor on Sky Sports begging the question will Byrne face a ban?

We have seen some hefty bans given out for similar tackles this season.

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  1. Colin Baker

    April 1, 2024 at 9:40 pm

    Leave it to the panel why do commentators pre judge these dissions leave it alone.

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