Confirmed: Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves set to appeal bans given to stars

Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves have decided to appeal respective bans given to James Bentley and Oliver Holmes.

Bentley was handed a three-match ban for his high tackle on Gareth Widdop whilst Oliver Holmes was handed a one-game ban for a high tackle, too.

When contacted by Serious About Rugby League, an RFL spokesperson confirmed the appeals.

Bentley had previous stated on his move to the Rhinos: “I’m from Leeds and obviously to come and play for the team I grew up supporting was important,” Bentley said.

“And then that meant that I was closer to my family back home which drew me towards Leeds as well – it’s a pretty special opportunity to play for my boyhood club.”

Though his time at St Helens ended with Bentley being out injured, he still has very fond memories of his time there.

“I loved it there, obviously got great memories but it didn’t end the best for me with the injuries so I didn’t end on my terms and the way I would have liked it to.

“But, I’ve got great memories with the lads and it was a special time in my career.”

However, his first game could hardly have gone any worse.

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