Leeds Rhinos man sees controversial yellow for ‘reckless trip’

Leeds Rhinos are currently 12-6 down to Leigh Leopards at Headingley and they’ve now gone down to twelve men, something that at certain times this season has spurred the Rhinos on and helped them to victory, as exemplified when they faced Wigan Warriors earlier in the season.

Sam Lisone is the man who has seen yellow and he received that for tripping Tom Briscoe who wrong footed him and Marcus Griffiths was forced to send him for ten.

Phil Clarke and Jon Wilkin on commentary agreed with the decision labelling it ‘reckless’.

Commentator Bill Arthur explained: “Sam Lisone is penalised there,” to which Phil Clarke explained it used to be a sending off.

“That’s a trip, that used to be a sending off back in the day, a long time ago.”

Wilkin explained: “It’s definitely a trip, he gets wrong footed and leaves his leg hanging out there. It’s dangerous, it’s reckless. It should be a yellow as well.

“He’s committed to the tackle, that’s what gets him in trouble. He can’t slow down enough, sets himself way too early and Tom Briscoe is smart. He knows that Lisone is set to make a hit so he puts the footwork in.”

Since the incident Ben Reynolds added a two pointer to extend the score from 10-6 to 12-6.