Why Scott Taylor was banned for ‘dangerous contact’ on Richie Myler

The veteran Scott Taylor scored the winning try on Friday night against Leeds Rhinos however he’s been hit with a ban following his earlier actions in the game.

Taylor, who turns 32 today, crashed over late on following a lovely pop pass from brad Dwyer and it was that try that secured the two points for FC.

However following the RFL disciplinary process today it isn’t a happy birthday present for the forward who has been found guilty of his grade C charge of dangerous contact.

That’s seen him slapped with a one match penalty notice for the offence that he committed on Richie Myler.

The RFL minutes cited him for “dangerous contact”

“Defender uses any part of their body to twist, bend or otherwise apply pressure to the limb or limbs of an opposing player in a way that involved an unacceptable risk of injury to that player.”

The incident in question came following a kick chase which Rhinos’ full-back Myler gathered but in tackling the Irish international, Taylor visibly continued his movement through in a motion that saw him grab and twist Myler’s ankle.

It was a challenge that drew criticism at the time from Sky’s Barrie McDermott who didn’t “like the look of that”.

He said “I don’t like the look of that” but also said that he doesn’t think being intentionally dirty is in the prop’s game.

“He doesn’t like the attention Richie Myler, he is still going at Scott Taylor,” McDermott said on Sky Sports.

“When the tackle is made, there is an accusation of a twist or a tweak around the foot.

“He has done his best to get there, has got hold of a leg. Does he take an extra twist? Now Scott Taylor, I am not sure that is in his game but I don’t like the look of that.”

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