Huge star banned for biting

This week, Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants stars all landed themselves in trouble with the match review panel.

14 players were charged and six bans were given out and five of these six bans went to Super League stars.

These were Brad Singleton, Luke Yates, Jack Ashworth, Sam Walters and Renouf Atoni with Singleton and Yates failing to appeal their bans.

But the big disciplinary decision was that Jack Wighton was banned for three games for biting Tyson Gamble in the NRL play offs.

Though this was a big story, the NRL didn’t have nearly as many cases as Super League.

This comes after an in depth look at the action from the Match Review Panel who fortunately didn’t have such a high profile incident though there was an allegation over biting in an academy game.

The action started at Belle Vue where a valiant Wakefield fell 18-0 down. Though they finished with a flourish, they went on to suffer defeat 18-10.

Elsewhere on Friday night, Castleford Tigers stormed to victory over Hull FC helped by a drop goal and a brilliant brace of tries from the young Jason Qareqare.

A defeat for Hull FC but their rivals Hull KR further cemented their play off spot as they defeated Huddersfield Giants to end their own play off hopes.

But the main event on Friday night was indeed the clash between Leigh Leopards and St Helens which was one of the games of the season and showed that both of them can compete when it comes to the end of the season.

Saturday though saw the big game but it was something of a squash match as Wigan Warriors ran in nine tries against Leeds Rhinos with Jake Wardle scoring a hat trick to humiliate the Rhinos and hand them one of their worst ever defeats.

Lastly on Sunday, Warrington suffered golden point heart ache against Salford.

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

Joe Wardle (Leigh Leopards) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine

Tom Amone (Leigh Leopards) – Grade B Raising knee in Tackle – £250 Fine

Renouf Atoni (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Arthur Romano (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – £250 Fine

Abbas Miski (Wigan Warriors) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – Not Applicable

David Fusitu’a (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine

Sam Walters (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Luke Yates (Huddersfield Giants) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Jack Ashworth (Huddersfield Giants) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Brad Singleton (Salford Red Devils) – Grade B High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Matty Nicholson (Warrington Wolves) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine

Thomas Mikaele (Warrington Wolves) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine

Harrison Gilmore (Leeds Rhinos Academy) – Grade C High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Will Groves (Castleford Tigers Academy) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – £25 Fine

The following players have received a caution:

Edwin Ipape (Leigh Leopards) – Dangerous Contact

Will Pryce (Huddersfield Giants) – Other Contrary Behaviour