Leeds have had it tough all season in terms of bans.
Since Round One and James Bentley’s red card, the lengthy ban that followed and the added extra game for a ‘frivolous’ appeal, Leeds have seemingly chopped and changed their side week to week due to suspensions.
That’s not eased up at all in recent weeks despite a new coach in Rohan Smith. Yesterday Matt Prior received a two-match ban for a late shot on Danny Richardson and Leeds are still without Zane Tetevano, Tom Holroyd and Muizz Mustapha through bans whilst Bodene Thompson has only just returned from one.
One man who may also return from suspension is Harry Newman. The centre received a two match ban for an altercation with match official Tom Grant as Leeds lost to St Helens away. The Rhinos opted to appeal it which was again deemed frivolous resulting in an extra game.
Newman has now served the original two match ban and Leeds are now appealing the extra third game he was given according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Many expected this appeal to take place last night but nothing was released from Leeds or the RFL.
However, this morning it has been revealed by Leeds Rhinos News that the appeal will hopefully take place tonight but could be pushed back until tomorrow.
Meanwhile the RFL confirmed this to Serious About Rugby League revealing that the reason the appeal may be moved back would be due to the number of appeals which could be received.
They also expect another high profile appeal regarding Titus Gwaze from the Barrow-Halifax game.