DISCIPLINARY: Four players charged by RFL Match Review Panel

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.

Name Club Detail Grade Sanction
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
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John Havercroft
John Havercroft
1 month ago

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?