RL News: Five charged by Match Review Panel, Big Bopper set for imminent return and Wire man under “further investigation”

Below is a round-up of all the latest news from the world of rugby league over the last 24 hours.

Five charged by Match Review Panel

Following round 13 of Super League just five players have been charged, with one man banned for punching. One game was cited a whopping 17 times and whilst one man saw yellow that game he hasn’t been banned and here’s why. Another fixture saw “unnecessary” contact with an official go unpunished.

Round 13 Round-Up: Injuries, Attendances and Team of the Week

Super League’s round 13 was full of action with two golden point fixtures, red cards and plenty of drama but unfortunately there’s also been a spell of injuries. Among those is the devasting injury of a broken arm. There was however some whopping attendance figures, with one of the impressive crowds being made up of 25% away fans incredibly. Standout performances came at the Leigh Sports Village with their upset win and as such they’re represented in the team of the week.

Wire man to be investigated

Josh McGuire’s Warrington career got off to a difficult star with the Australian seeing red on debut against Leigh and subsequently copping a seven match ban. It could be drama for McGuire once again after playing Leigh with the forward set to investigated for “unacceptable” language. The RFL have also confirmed the role in which Leigh will now play in his upcoming investigation.

The Big Bopper’s imminent return

David Fifita was and is a Wakefield Trinity legend and it was rumoured last week that the big prop would return to try and save Trinity, something that Mark Applegarth confirmed was being looked into. The move has now been all but confirmed with his brother, Andrew, posting on social media stating that Fifita is returning to “save Wakefield”. We’ve also created a list of four other sides who could swoop for signings to save their seasons.

Dupree shines despite rumours

Tyler Dupree has been subject to a transfer bid from various other clubs it’s been reported, with the young prop having requested a move from Salford. He was a standout performer on Sunday against Hull FC, scoring a try, as the Red Devils ended Hull FC’s run of form. Dupree than proved his love for the club come the end when he made touching gestures with the fans. One Son of Salford, Adrian Morley, has expressed “hope” that Dupree will remain a Red.

Wilkin slates Leeds

Jon Wilkin is an outspoken but honest pundit and he’s spoken this week on how Leeds Rhinos are not currently up to standard. The former Saints captain also suggested that centre Harry Newman has an attitude problem, however he also likened the young centre to himself during his own playing days.

Summer Bash Results

The Championship hosted their Summer Bash event with all seven fixtures played across Saturday and Sunday at York Knights’ Stadium. The Knights were among those that lost as table toppers Featherstone saw them off, and another of the chasing pack lost in Toulouse. Coachless Keighley and Bradford faced off in the finale with one side making a key statement.

England star scores potential try of the season

Dom Young had a breakout World Cup in which he scored a bagful of tries in the group stages and firmly announced himself on the world stage. It also reminded English fans of who he was after Huddersfield Giants allowed the young winger to leave for the NRL early in his career. Young is flourishing this season, with the weekend highlighting exactly that as he scored an incredible solo try, one that could even win try of the season.

Saints react to Golden Point

Two Super League games went to golden point this past week with St Helens’ victory over Leeds being one of them. Since then Paul Wellens has had his say on draws in the competition, whilst he’s also become somewhat of a meme for his reaction following Lewis Dodd’s drop goal. One of his key players, Jonny Lomax, has also had his say on how the boss reacted.

Wigan’s classy gesture

Thursday night saw Wigan Warriors defeat Hull KR in an absolute thriller at Craven Park in a game that was incredibly tough and intense. Late on Hull KR full-back Ethan Ryan fractured his jaw, something he’s since has surgery on, but he’s revealed that the Warriors have since reached out with an incredibly classy gesture. Whilst they’ve also showed class on the field this campaign, including the winning try from Liam Farrell, former Wigan man Barrie McDermott isn’t convinced. Meanwhile Leeds Rhinos’ legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan labelled Farrell “one of the best back rowers in the Super League era”.