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Hull FC’s Kane Evans sensationally handed yellow card in six minutes for hit on Jack Walker as Matt Prior also gets binned

Kane Evans, just six minutes into his first Hull FC start, has been handed a yellow card.

The high shot on Jack Walker as the latter returned the ball was instantly punished by referee Liam Moore.

That was added by Matt Prior heading to the bin just three minutes later for a high shot on Adam Swift.

The powers that be have decided to clamp down furiously on both, brandishing red and yellow cards to all and sundry in a bid to clean up the game.

However, for Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin, it has not been without fault.

“What we’ve seen in the opening rounds of Super League is a lot of players are getting banned and a lot of incidents that weren’t deemed as illegal are now being called illegal and cards are being given of the back of it,” Wilkin told the Out Of Your League podcast.

“Where is this coming from to make the game is safer? Rugby is inherently dangerous – UFC is dangerous do we see them reforming their laws?

“Rugby league is a violent and dangerous sport, if you’re going to play you’re going to get hurt.

“If you’re going to send your kids to rugby they will bleed, they will need operations, they will break an arm or a leg and they’re going to get knocked out, that’s a fact.

“So what we’re trying to do is remove all the risk, but there is an element that is the fabric of the sport.”

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