Dylan Napa handed hefty ban for shoulder charge in Catalans Dragons’ defeat to St Helens

Catalans Dragons forward Dylan Napa has been handed a four-match ban for a shoulder charge in Catalans Dragons’ defeat to St Helens.

The RFL tweeted: “Catalans Dragons forward Dylan Napa has been charged with Grade D Striking.

“Napa pleaded Guilty to a lower charge of a reckless high tackle, but the Tribunal found him Guilty of the original charge.

“Napa has been handed a four-match ban and a £500 fine.”

He becomes the second Catalans Dragons man to be banned tonight with Gil Dudson also receiving a three-match ban earlier on in the night for punching.

That means that, added to Julian Bousquet’s broken arm, the Dragons will be without three of their big-hitters for this weekend’s home fixture against Wakefield Trinity.

Dudson was sinbinned in the first minute after hitting out at Joe Batchelor on the floor whilst Napa was shown a red card in the dying stages after shoulder charging Mark Percival as the latter ran the ball out of defence.

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Angel wings
Angel wings
7 months ago

Ridiculous decision dudson getting 3 match ban for retaliating when he had been tackled by three players put on his back then while on his back one of the players off saints was poking or scratching around dudsons eyes rubbish decision