One player could face a long ban akin to what Warrington Wolves’ Josh McGuire received before the start of the season after the latest round of Super League fixtures.
There was always a suspicion that Round Three of Super League could be the Round that yields the most bans.
This was because of the feisty affairs that were served up during the week.
The big talking points came out of the St Helens vs Leeds Rhinos clash.
The game saw three St Helens players spend time off the field with Curtis Sironen and Sione Mata’utia yellow carded.
Meanwhile, Konrad Hurrell was shown a red but that wasn’t where the controversy ended.
Sam Walters was accused by man of a shoulder charge and he been found guilty of the offence despite it being overlooked during the game.
He will receive a £250 fine and will be available to take on Wakefield Trinity.
The trio of Saints stars aren’t so lucky.
Meanwhile, Hull KR captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall could face a long stretch on the sidelines for making contact with a player who could be injured during the clash with Leigh Leopards. This is Grade E.
This means he could cop around five games and that will be decided by a tribunal.
In the match review panel’s minutes, they explain why the incident has been referred to tribunal.
Behaves in any way contrary to the true spirit of the game (includes Dangerous Contact).
Makes unnecessary contact with a Player who is or may be injured.
Some footage of the incident has since emerged and former Super League official Richard Silverwood has slammed it for being “ridiculous.”
He took to Twitter to say: “Oh my days. Is that what SKD has been banned for. I thought we were making progress and got rid of ridiculous decisions?”
Oh my days. Is that what SKD has been banned for. 😳 I thought we were making progress and got rid of ridiculous decisions? https://t.co/fqUjIhwxY1
— Richard Silverwood (@SilversRef) March 7, 2023