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Ian Watson calls for Match Review Panel to look at Morgan Knowles incident

Morgan Knowles misses out for St Helens with a "grumbling groin issue".

Yesterday Huddersfield Giants were beaten by Super League and World Champions St Helens hurting their chances in the play-off battle with Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR and Salford Red Devils.

It was a highly controversial contest with two cards shown with Matty English sin binned for a cannon ball tackle and as he returned to the field Joe Greenwood was sent off for leading with the elbow.

It was a fiery affair that the Saints won 32-18 defeating a valiant Huddersfield side with 12 men.

There was a lot of talking points and Ian Watson addressed them especially the red card:

“The Joe Greenwood one, we played St Helens and had a man sent off at Magic weekend when we had a shoulder from Walmsley directly in the head of Greenwood in that game,” he said on BBC Radio Leeds.

“We’ve had one today from, I don’t know if it’s the young kid, who’s gone straight through and shoulders directly in the face of Joe Greenwood. Joe Greenwood’s then pushed out and I think he has caught him with the elbow from the video thing, he’s kind of pushed out, but it’s not a malicious one.”

He also called for a look into Morgan Knowles by the Match Review Panel:

“So he’s been sent off on the back of that after when we should have really had a penalty and then you look in that situation I’ve just seen it back on video there, for me I’d like the match review to have a little look at what Morgan Knowles is doing with his head after going down to the floor as well.

“For me you’ve got Joe Greenwood who has been directly hit in the face, we had Joe Greenwood directly hit in the face at Magic never got any penalties got concussed and got took off against that line magic. This game here he’s been sent off because he’s been lashed out and then you talk about players feeling protected, well that’s not protecting players when they’re getting whacked straight in the face and they’re the ones who are getting kind of concussed on the back of it.”

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