Leeds Rhinos’ Kruise Leeming gives verdict on his ban and the increasing crackdown on foul play in Super League

Leeds Rhinos’ Kruise Leeming was hit with a one-match ban by the Disciplinary Match Review Panel following last Thursday’s game against Wakefield Trinity.

It was Leeds’ first win of the season and Leeming put in a stellar performance with his yellow card for a high tackle on Wakefield’s Harry Bowes the only blot on his copybook that night.

Leeming was charged with: “Law 15.1(b) High Tackle – when tackling or attempting to tackle makes contact with the head or neck of an opponent – reckless – tried to tackle but reckless about outcome Grade B.”

The hooker will miss Thursday’s clash with Hull FC, but Leeming believes that the new crackdown on foul play is good.

“I think it was an inch off being perfect and nothing been said about it,” Leeming said on the Super League Show.

“The way yellow cards and red cards are being given out and the way the referees are having to dealing it, I think the referees are doing a great job.

“I know there are a lot of comments thrown at the game but it’s for us and for our own good and the quality of living for when we’ve finished playing.”

Leeming also called on the players to adapt their techniques to improve the game.

“I think we need to adapt a little bit, they (the RFL) are not bringing in anything unusual – we were never allowed to tackle above the neckline, it’s just the consequences are a bit more severe now.

“I think the referees are doing a great job – they are sticking to their guns and we know what they want from us and that’s all we can ask.”

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