Leeds Rhinos’ disciplinary performance against Wigan Warriors revealed with James Bentley cited

Leeds Rhinos have come under fire during the 2022 Super League season for their rather awful discipline.

A number of yellow and red cards as well as hefty bans to the likes of Zane Tetevano, James Bentley and Matt Prior have left Leeds supporters frustrated.

So, when good discipline is displayed, then that should be celebrated as well.

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures, the following sanctions have been issued.

Ligi Sao – Hull FC – Grade D Strikes – Refer to Tribunal
Leroy Cudjoe – Huddersfield Giants – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Jake Mamo – Castleford Tigers – Grade B Disputes Decision – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Connor Wynne – Hull FC – Grade A Disputes Decision – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Daniel Alvaro – Toulouse Olympique – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Korbin Sims – Hull KR – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Kelepi Tanginoa – Wakefield Trinity – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

There is not only an absence of Leeds men charged, there is also just one man that has been cited by the Disciplinary Match Review Panel throughout the whole 80 minutes and that was Bentley.

The minutes of the Panel state that Bentley made contact with an official, but that: “Player does not know referee is there after scoring a try. Contact is accidental.”

It is an incredible improvement for Rohan Smith’s men from recent weeks and is further evidence of the former Bradford Bulls boss’ impact that he has had on Headingley so far in 2022.

The West Yorkshire club is one of a number of sides battling it out for the last two remaining play-off spots for the business end of the season and were helped massively by a superb performance over Wigan on Thursday night.

That match finished 42-12 and with very few disciplinary issues to contend with, Smith will have been a seriously happy bunny.

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