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“Pathetic” yellow card vindicated by Match Review Panel

Super League Disciplinary

On Friday night, Hull KR helped their play-off hopes with a win over Wakefield Trinity.

However, there was more than one bit of controversy.

The most talked about moment involved Catalans Dragons loanee Fouad Yaha who clattered Max Jowitt with a harsh but fair tackle that the officials deemed a little too harsh, sending him for 10 minutes.

It was this tackle that has outraged a few fans.

Meanwhile, former Super League official Richard Silverwood has labelled it “pathetic” and said “the game will gone very soon.”

Silverwood shared a screenshot of the incident with the comment:

“Absolutely pathetic. Arms wrapped, perfect tackle but unfortunately clash of heads. Game will be gone very soon.”

Meanwhile, Ian Smith also agreed that it wasn’t a yellow card.

However, the Match Review Panel have backed Chris Kendall’s decision.

They charged Yaha with a High Tackle offence and the winger was fined for the tackle.

This is very much the opposite of what fans were expecting.

David Fifita, the other player yellow carded in the game, also avoided a ban.

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League matches, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:

Jonny Lomax (St Helens) – Grade A Strikes – No Further Action
Jordan Lane (Hull FC) – Grade A Strikes – No Further Action
James Harrison (Warrington Wolves) – Grade D Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice and £250 Fine
Fouad Yaha (Hull KR) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine
Yusuf Aydin (Hull KR) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine
David Fifita (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade A Disputes Decision – No Further Action
Will Dagger (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine
Romain Navarette (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine
Ed Chamberlain (Leigh Leopards) – Grade A Dangerous Throw – No Further Action
The following players have received a caution:

Romain Navarette (Catalans Dragons) – Raising Knee in Tackle
Tim Lafai (Salford Red Devils) – Raising Knee in Tackle

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