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Super League Disciplinary: Sides sweat with debutant facing possible ban

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Round Fourteen of Super League is done and dusted and that means that there’s another Match Review Panel hearing today with yet more Super League disciplinary news to come.

In the fallout of the Challenge Cup Final there were no bans, however, a week prior the Super League disciplinary process was devastating for Wigan Warriors with both Adam Keighran and Tyler Dupree handed three-game bans.

Wigan Warriors’ Round Fifteen game against London Broncos will be the final game of the pair’s ban and they will become available to face Leigh Leopards the week after.

Both Wigan and Leigh continued their good form this week with Wigan edging past Castleford Tigers 10-8 as they got over any Challenge Cup hangover issues, whereas Leigh impressed massively with a win on the road in Perpignan.

Leigh won 10-2 meaning that in their two meetings against Les Drac this season they’ve won by an aggregate of 40-4, not conceding a single try, with the Leopards aiming to make a second half of the season playoff push.

One side who remains outside of the playoffs after a devasting loss are Huddersfield Giants who fell 32-6 against Hull KR with the Robins sitting in third now behind Wigan and top-of-the-table St Helens who won 52-6 against London Broncos.

The round’s other two games saw Salford Red Devils beat a sloppy Warrington Wolves with Marc Sneyd scoring 13 points in the 25-14 win, whilst Leeds Rhinos saw more pressure piled on Rohan Smith as they lost 18-10 to Hull FC.

That marked the end of an 11-game losing streak for the Black and Whites and was a season-low for Leeds but before they have a chance to respond against Leigh, the Super League disciplinary process has to play out.

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Super League Disciplinary: Which sides will be worrying?

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After the Challenge Cup Final saw two yellow cards but no bans, it’s an indication that a sin bin doesn’t always equate to a ban and that will be positive news for three players who all saw yellow this week.

Two of those players, Adam Milner and Tom Briscoe, were both sin-binned for a professional foul with Milner’s ten minutes in the bin granting Hull KR two tries and changing the game.

Another game-changing yellow card was for Cain Robb who saw yellow for a high shot, something that Castleford Tigers fans strongly disagreed with. Several fans took to social media to question the decision with suggestions that Wigan had been done a favour.

The Super League disciplinary process will play out later today to see if Robb lands a ban or not. One man who the Match Review Panel will be looking at is Andre Savelio who was sent off on his Huddersfield Giants debut against Hull KR.

Around the 70th minute, Savelio picked up and slammed Elliot Minchella to the ground after having engaged in a scuffle with Mikey Lewis and that whole incident will be looked at but it will be Huddersfield and Savelio that fear the Super League disciplinary process the most.

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