Disciplinary take no action against star after accusation of “putting himself into dangerous position” to get opponent in trouble

Players from Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC, Hull KR, Leigh Leopards and others stars have all landed in hot water with the Match Review Panel after the latest round of action.

In fact a total 16 players were charged from the last round of fixtures but only two players were banned for their offences from the last round.

Hull FC star Carlos Tuimavave is one of the two players to be banned receiving a two match ban for a dangerous throw.

The other was Michael McIlorum for a late hit on John Asiata.

McIlorum could have had another ban for a dangerous tackle on Rob Mulhern but was only cited.

Interestingly, Mulhern was criticised for his part in the tackle with some believing he tried to make it look worse to get McIlorum in trouble.

Former official Ian Smith though revealed that he thought it would be looked at by the Match Review Panel.

Meanwhile, Jon Wilkin believed he dipped his head intentionally to try and get McIlorum sent off.

He said: “Rob Mulhern knows what he is doing there. He has put himself into a dangerous position to put McIlorum on the officials radar.”

The Match Review Panel didn’t have the same opinion however with Mulhern not having any to say on the matter.

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:

Chris Atkin (Salford Red Devils) – Grade B Dangerous Lift – £250 Fine
Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine
Jay Pitts (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade A Late Contact – Not Applicable
Mason Lino (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Mike McMeeken (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Julian Bousquet (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Mitchell Pearce (Catalans Dragons) – Grade A High Tackle – £250 Fine
Michael McIlorum (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Late Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Lachlan Lam (Leigh Leopards) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – Not Applicable
Tom Briscoe (Leigh Leopards) – Grade A Reactionary Trip – Not Applicable
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Hull KR) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – £250 Fine
Jimmy Keinhorst (Hull KR) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Tom Opacic (Hull KR) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Matt Parcell (Hull KR) – Grade B Intentional Trip – £250 Fine
Carlos Tuimavave (Hull FC) – Grade D Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice
The following player was handed a caution:

Suiai Matagi (Castleford Tigers) – Late Contact