New Warrington Wolves signing given large ban as Catalans Dragons trio in hot water

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League, Championship, League One fixtures, Scholarship, Academy and Women’s fixtures the Match Review Panel have been busy.

In Super League, all eyes turned to the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Friday night as the Catalans Dragons arrived home under a hail of French passion, ready to do battle against the Leeds Rhinos who had qualified for the play-offs after a nervy win over the Castleford Tigers last weekend.

That game at Headingley saw Rohan Smith’s men rack up 14-8 win as Aidan Sezer proved to be the match-winner with a last-minute try.

As it was, in the south of France, it was Liam Sutcliffe that proved to be just the tonic that Leeds needed to get over the line against an ill-disciplined Catalans side. Steve McNamara’s men were given four cards – three of them yellow and one of them red – as the French side simply imploded against an in-control Rhinos, who eventually ran out 20-10 winners.

And, the Dragons have been subsequently punished with all three men that received cards being banned – Mitchell Pearce, of course, was sinbinned twice.

Wind the clock forward to Saturday lunchtime and it was Huddersfield Giants’ turn to host the Salford Red Devils at the John Smith’s Stadium in front of a hardy travelling support.

And, the Red Devils were full value for their 28-0 win, destroying Ian Watson’s men in the opening 20 minutes as they have done so often to other Super League teams.

Superb defence combined with a lacklustre Huddersfield attack ensured Paul Rowley’s side came home with a clean sheet, storming into the semi-finals of the play-offs with relative ease.

In terms of potential bans, however, not one player was cited from that match.

But, who has been cited, charged and banned?

Dylan Napa (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B High Tackle – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Gil Dudson (Catalans Dragons) – Grade C Head Butt – 3 Match Penalty Notice
Mitchell Pearce (Catalans Dragons) Grade B Disputing Decision – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Courage Mkuhlani (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Emmerson Whittel (Oldham) – Grade D Dangerous Contact – Refer to Tribunal
Callum Cameron (Oldham) – Grade F Other Contrary Behaviour – Refer to Tribunal
Fuifui Moimoi (Rochdale Hornets) – Grade C Punching – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Ebon Scurr (Bradford Bulls) – Grade F Other Contrary Behaviour – Refer to Tribunal

The following player was handed a caution:

Callum Cameron (Oldham) – Other Contrary Behaviour

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