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St Helens fail with second appeal of Moses Mbye ban

Moses Mbye will officially miss St Helens’ game Wigan Warriors this weekend after the Saints failed again to overturn his suspension.

Mbye was handed a Grade B Dangerous Contact charge on Monday for late contact on Castleford fullback Tex Hoy during their defeat to the Tigers at the Totally Wicked Stadium last Friday.

Saints appealed that ban but they were unsuccessful on Tuesday night, however, they then decided to appeal the initial appeal outcome which was upheld in the hopes the RFL would overturn the ban.

“Moses Mbye on Monday was issued with a one-match penalty notice by the Match Review Panel which the Club appealed with the Operational Rules Tribunal on Tuesday evening but were unsuccessful in overturning.

“However, St.Helens will be appealing the decision from the ORT this evening (Wednesday 10th July) and if successful Mbye will then be added into the squad declaration to bring the Saints squad up to 21-men.”

St Helens fail in second appeal as Moses Mbye replacement named

Moses Mbye St Helens

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Despite hopes of getting Mybe cleared and in their squad for the huge clash against Wigan on Friday, Saints have failed again with their second and final appeal.

“The Saints have been unsuccessful in our appeal tonight against Moses Mbye’s one-match penalty notice, meaning he will miss Friday’s game against Wigan. Will Roberts steps in to complete our 21-man squad for Friday’s fixture,” the official St Helens X account posted.

The RFL’s decision to double down and uphold Mbye’s ban for a second time leaves Saints short at hooker for the game against the Warriors.

Daryl Clark is expected to miss the game through injury and with his natural replacement Mbye also now unavailable, Paul Wellens will have to opt for youth in the no.9 role.

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