Castleford Tigers were on the receiving end of a 26-16 loss at home to Salford Red Devils on Friday night.
But, what made matters worse was the belief that one of Lee Radford’s new stars – Bureta Faraimo – would be going up against the judiciary after being yellow carded for a strong tackle on the Red Devils’ Deon Cross.
However, the bulking winger was not even charged or cautioned, with the disciplinary minutes from the Match Review Panel explaining why: “Player hits opponent in the back who has the ball and then goes over the top. Footage does not illustrate clear contact with the head and any contact in any event would be minimal and secondary.”
Meanwhile, Suaia Matagi and Paul McShane were also cited for the Tigers, but received no caution or charge – neither did Salford’s Sam Luckley.
It was, however, a busy judicial process following round one as nine players face bans:
Dylan Napa – Catalans Dragons – Grade D Strikes with Shoulder – Refer to Tribunal
Gill Dudson – Catalans Dragons – Grade D Strikes Punching – Refer to Tribunal
Albert Vete – Hull KR – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
James Bentley – Leeds Rhinos – Grade C High Tackle – 3 Match Penalty Notice
Ben Currie – Warrington Wolves – Grade A High Tackle – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Brad Dwyer – Leeds Rhinos – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Oliver Holmes – Warrington Wolves – Grade B High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Jacob Miller – Wakefield Trinity – Grade A Contact with the Referee – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Reece Lyne – Wakefield Trinity – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 3 Match Penalty Notice
Jake Connor – Hull FC – Grade B High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Andre Savelio – Hull FC – Grade B Use of Knees – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Joseph Paulo – Toulouse Olympique – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice