Rugby league fans eagerly await the Disciplinary Match Review Panel that comes along once a week for the latest round of Super League fixtures.
However, supporters will be treated to three reviews this week – one from Monday just gone, one today and then one tomorrow following the Wigan Warriors and St Helens fixture tonight.
And, following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:
Jez Litten (Hull KR) – Grade C Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Jimmy Keinhorst (Hull KR) – Grade B Trips – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Lee Gaskell (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Lambert Belmas (Toulouse Olympique) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Brad Fash (Hull FC) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Aidan Sezer (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade B High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
The following player was handed a caution:
Ligi Sao (Hull FC) – Other Contrary Behaviour
Those bans mean that Litten will be out for the rest of the season whilst Keinhorst will miss out on KR’s game against the Wigan Warriors on Monday.
Fash will also be out for the rest of the year for Hull FC, with Sezer set to miss Leeds’ game against the Catalans Dragons in three days’ time.
However, one man who was cited in the fifth minute of the Black and Whites’ clash with the Salford Red Devils last night was Jake Connor – and for an unusual reason.
The Disciplinary Match Review Panel minutes state: “Player throws arm back when being tackled but does not swing the elbow or make contact with the opponent.”
It means that Connor is free to play against Toulouse Olympique on Sunday, with the Black and Whites and Toulouse the only two sides playing that afternoon with the rest of Super League playing Monday.