The weekend’s matches saw plenty of contentious issues, none more so than Jack Welsby’s high tackle on Jack Broadbent during Sunday’s fixture but the full-back has escaped without punishment.
At the time the referee opted to give a penalty try and didn’t punish the full-back but Castleford fans were calling for a card that ultimately didn’t come.
The penalty try turned out to be the only points that the Tigers scored as they lost 24-6 however the result could have been very different if the youngster wasn’t on the pitch.
Blake Austin is another who was hit with a Grade A charge but has received no punishment for dangerous contact.
Three further players have been fined including Jorge Taufa, Liam Farrell and Joe Wardle who will all pay £250 for their Grade B charges of dangerous contact and then striking for Wardle.
The one man who has received a more severe punishment is Scott Taylor, who scored the winning try on Friday night for Hull FC, as he’s been hit with a one match penalty notice.
He twisted Richie Myler’s ankle in the tackle in an act that saw pundits call him out for his actions.
|Scott Taylor||Hull FC||Dangerous Contact||C||1 Match Penalty Notice|
|Jorge Taufua||Wakefield Trinity||Dangerous Contact||B||£250 fine|
|Liam Farrell||Wigan Warriors||Dangerous Contact||B||£250 fine|
|Joe Wardle||Leigh Leopards||Striking||B||£250 fine|
|Blake Austin||Leeds Rhinos||Dangerous Contact||A||No further action|
|Jack Welsby||St. Helens||High Tackle||A||No further action|
So clearly, its a different rule book for St Helens and another for the other teams in Super League. What is the difference between the dangerous contact of Scott Taylor (who I don’t recall having a bad disciplinary record), and Jack Welsby head high shot?