Jamie Jones-Buchanan suggests Super League star should be banned

Yesterday, Mark Percival was forced off the field in St Helens’ Challenge Cup clash with Hull FC.

The centre was tackled by Brad Fash with the Hull FC forward landing on his head.

Fash’s arm and shoulder landed straight on Percival’s head as it collided with the ground effectively creating a sandwich where Percival’s head was the meat.

Fash was placed on report and St Helens took the two to take their lead out to 8-0.

They led 6-0 after a short Jack Welsby pass saw Joe Batchelor slice through and score.

There was contact with the head and some may feel like it could have carded.

That was the view of Jon Wilkin.

The former St Helens star said: “That’s a red card. That is a red card. We don’t need that. We don’t want any contact with the head in the modern game.

“We don’t want any contact. We need to get it out of the game in all forms.

Meanwhile, Jamie Jones-Buchanan suggested he should be banned for the tackle:

“Accidental or not, we need to get it out of the game.

“I think he was over aroused. I think they were up for it and he got himself too excited.

“They’ll certainly look at it and you can’t make contact with the head.

“I think he will be up against the disciplinary this week.”

Jamie Peacock meanwhile likened it to a WWE move:

“It looked like a WWE move and the reaction was like at a WWE event.”