Length of Shaun Kenny-Dowall ban revealed

Hull KR’s Shaun Kenny-Dowall will miss the next four Rovers matches after admitting a Grade E charge of making unnecessary contact with an injured opponent during last Friday’s Betfred Super League game against Leigh Leopards. 

The Rovers skipper pleaded guilty, but his exceptional disciplinary record meant that the sanction was set at the lower end of the 4-6 match penalty band. Kenny-Dowall is also fined £750 fine.

There was always a suspicion that Round Three of Super League could be the Round that yields the most bans.

This was because of the feisty affairs that were served up during the week.

The big talking points came out of the St Helens vs Leeds Rhinos clash.

The game saw three St Helens players spend time off the field with Curtis Sironen and Sione Mata’utia yellow carded.

Meanwhile, Konrad Hurrell was shown a red but that wasn’t where the controversy ended.

Sam Walters was accused by man of a shoulder charge and he been found guilty of the offence despite it being overlooked during the game.

He will receive a £250 fine and will be available to take on Wakefield Trinity.

The trio of Saints stars aren’t so lucky.

Meanwhile, Hull KR captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall could face a long stretch on the sidelines for making contact with a player who could be injured during the clash with Leigh Leopards. This is Grade E.

This means he could cop around five games and that will be decided by a tribunal.

In the match review panel’s minutes, they explain why the incident has been referred to tribunal.

They say:

Behaves in any way contrary to the true spirit of the game (includes Dangerous Contact).
Makes unnecessary contact with a Player who is or may be injured.

Some footage of the incident has since emerged and former Super League official Richard Silverwood has slammed it for being “ridiculous.”

He took to Twitter to say: “Oh my days. Is that what SKD has been banned for. I thought we were making progress and got rid of ridiculous decisions?”


The following players accepted Match Review Panel decisions

Lambert Belmas (Toulouse Olympique) – Trip (Grade B) – £125 fine
Jordan Crowther (Wakefield Trinity) – Dangerous contact (Grade B) – £250 fine
Tyler Dupree (Salford Red Devils) – High tackle (Grade A) – No sanction
George Flanagan (Bradford Bulls) – Contact with match official (Grade B) – £125 fine
Konrad Hurrell (St Helens) – High tackle/strike (Grade C) – 2 matches
Edwin Ipape (Leigh Leopards) – Dangerous contact (Grade A) – £250
Matty Laidlaw (Newcastle Thunder) – High tackle (Grade B) – £125 fine
Sione Mata’utia (St Helens) – Dangerous contact (Grade C) – 2 matches
Jack Ray (Royal Navy) – Trip (Grade B) – No sanction
Ben Reynolds (Leigh Leopards) – Dangerous contact (Grade D) – 2 matches – £250 fine
Curtis Sironen (St Helens) – Dangerous contact (Grade B) – 1 match
Sauaso Sue (Hull KR) – Dangerous contact (Grade B) – £250 fine
James Thornton (Oldham) – Dangerous contact (Grade C) – 1 match
Lucas Walshaw (Batley Bulldogs) – Dangerous contact (Grade A) – £125 fine
Sam Walters (Leeds Rhinos) – Shoulder charge (Grade B) – £250 fine
Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers) – Dangerous contact (Grade A) – £250 fine

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Graham Codd
Graham Codd
13 days ago

The disciplinary committee are as much use as a snowball in hell. Banning Kenny-Dowall for 4 matches is a total joke, and proves they are incompetent.