Castleford Tigers’ Jake Mamo and Wakefield Trinity’s Kelepi Tanginoa appeal outcome revealed

Jake Mamo of Castleford Tigers has successfully appealed against the one-match suspension imposed on him by the Match Review Panel for disputing a decision in the Betfred Super League victory at Hull FC last Friday.

Tonight’s meeting of the Operational Rules Tribunal accepted Mamo’s plea that his actions were not aimed at the referee, and therefore found him not guilty.

The ORT upheld the one-match suspension imposed on Kelepi Tanginoa, who had challenged a Grade A charge of dangerous contact in Sunday’s home game against St Helens. The challenge was not found to be frivolous, but the one-match suspension and £500 fine still stands.

It means that Mamo is free to play against Wakefield this Friday night, whilst Tanginoa will sit out.

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures, the following sanctions were issued.

Ligi Sao – Hull FC – Grade D Strikes – Refer to Tribunal
Leroy Cudjoe – Huddersfield Giants – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Jake Mamo – Castleford Tigers – Grade B Disputes Decision – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Connor Wynne – Hull FC – Grade A Disputes Decision – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Daniel Alvaro – Toulouse Olympique – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Korbin Sims – Hull KR – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Kelepi Tanginoa – Wakefield Trinity – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

If Sao is found guilty, the Hull man could sit out the next five games, whilst the rest of those listed above are set to miss just this weekend’s round of fixtures, though Mamo is of course free to play.

Meanwhile, Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants and Hull KR have decided not to appeal the respective bans given to Connor Wynne, Leroy Cudjoe and Krbin Sims.

Amongst those cited was Catalans man Tomkins for one of the most bizarre reasons.

The Disciplinary Match Review Panel’s minutes states: “Player touches touch judge to consult if injured. Touch judge responds with hand gesture so accepts the gesture.”

Somehow, Tomkins was cited for checking if a touch judge is ok.

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