Hull forward handed ban

Hull FC forward Tevita Satae has been handed a three-match penalty notice by the Match Review Panel.

The incident relates to a late tackle on George Lawler in the Hull derby on Friday.

However, it wasn’t dealt with at the time by the on-field official, but the match review panel saw sufficient evidence to charge Satae.

Detailing the charge, they say: “A defending player makes contact with an opponent after the ball has been released by an opponent in a vulnerable position which causes excessive flexion to the head, neck or spinal column.”

If the club does not appeal, then he will miss their upcoming games against St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons.

Elsewhere, Kevin Brown has avoided a ban, despite being charged with Dangerous Contact. He was handed a Grade A charge for his tackle on Josh McCrone.

Finally, Matty Lees of St Helens has been given a caution for Other Contrary Behaviour. This is in relation to him ripping the headband off Mike Cooper during the Saints’ 19-0 defeat at Warrington.

Wigan forward Ethan Havard has also been given a caution for Dangerous Contact.

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