Hull KR star’s career still alive despite being cited twice by match review panel

Korbin Sims was at the heart of a big discussion at the end of the Super League season.

The retiring star forward was denied a final game of his career in Super League when he was banned for making contact with the match official in the penultimate round of fixtures against Wigan Warriors.

This meant that he missed Hull KR’s final day win over Hull FC in a brilliant derby day win with the Robins also forced to play with just 16 men with Sims sitting out of his potential career swansong.

The same could have happened as his international career and his career as a whole winds down. The Fijian scored in the win over Scotland this weekend which secured their place in the quarter-finals against New Zealand in a repeat of the historic quarter-final clash between the two in 2017.

However, he very nearly missed this game with a ban which could have also ended his career.

But, despite being cited by the match review panel twice, he avoided a ban and can feature against New Zealand next week keeping his career alive.

He was initially cited for other contrary behaviour for pushing an opponent after a try but avoided a ban with it being deemed “minimal contact.”

The one that likely put him in more peril was a “dangerous throw” but he avoided a ban due to the following reason: “Player lifts opponent but opponent not placed into a dangerous position and opponent lands safely on his back.”

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