Leeds Rhinos given strong verdict on Harry Newman appeal

Leeds Rhinos appealed Harry Newman’s ban at a hearing tonight with the RFL.

Newman had been handed an initial two-match ban for a verbal tirade launched at referee Tom Grant in Leeds’ defeat to St Helens.

However, the Rhinos appealed that decision, with the ban increased to three for a ‘frivolous challenge,’ something which the West Yorkshire club then appealed this week.

Newman isn’t the only one to sit out this weekend’s fixtures either.

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures at the Magic Weekend, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:

Connor Wynne (Hull FC) – Grade B Late Hit on Passer – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Dean Hadley (Hull KR) – Grade B Late Hit on Kicker – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Brad Fash (Hull FC) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice
George Williams (Warrington) – Grade A Late Hit on Passer – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Matt Prior (Leeds) – Grade B Late Hit on Kicker – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Liam Watts (Castleford) – Grade B High Tackle – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Rob Butler (Wakefield) – Grade C Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Sitaleki Akauola (Salford) – Grade B Intentional Trip – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Brodie Croft (Salford) – Grade A Late Hit on Passer – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Sione Mata’utia (St Helens) – Grade A Late Hit on Passer – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Brad Singleton (Wigan) – Grade C High Tackle – 3 Match Penalty Notice

The following player was handed a caution:

Danny Levi (Huddersfield) – High Tackle

Whilst Levi, Fash, Williams and Croft will not miss any games, the same cannot be said of eight others that were charged by the MRP.

Wynne will miss Hull’s game against Wigan Warriors on Friday night, with Singleton also missing that game and two further fixtures for Wigan.

Meanwhile, Hull KR’s Hadley was able to overturn his one-match ahead of Rovers’ home clash with Wakefield Trinity on Sunday, with Trinity also being without Rob Butler.

Liam Watts, Matt Prior and Sitaleki Akauola will also miss two games for indiscretions from the Magic Weekend.

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