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The fallout from Round 15 of the competition will see several sides sweating over Super League disciplinary concerns after a number of incidents across the six games.

Those six games started on Thursday night when Hull KR edged out Castleford Tigers 13-12 in a low-quality affair with Jez Litten’s late drop goal being all that could split the two sides.

Both Mikey Lewis and Elliot Minchella had earlier shown why they should be on the plane to France next week with the former creating a try and Minchella scoring one.

Friday night’s action saw Leeds Rhinos celebrate the life of Rob Burrow at Headingley and the current playing squad certainly honoured him as they managed an 18-10 win with Brodie Croft taking particular inspiration from Burrow.

Meanwhile, Wigan beat London 36-0 in a game that could throw up a Super League disciplinary matter given Emmanuel Waine’s sin-bin offence. The same could be said for Saturday’s clash between Hull FC and Warrington Wolves as Adam Holroyd saw yellow in Wire’s 24-18 victory.

The major talking point from that game was actually regarding referee Ben Thaler with claims from Hull FC fans that he had missed a crucial knock-on call prior to the set in which Warrington scored.

Saturday’s other game saw Catalans survive a second-half fightback from Huddersfield. Les Dracs led 22-0 at the half but clung on for a 22-18 win that has piled more pressure on Ian Watson.

The round was finished on Sunday when Salford Red Devils beat St Helens 20-18 with Marc Sneyd’s boot proving vital once again. Contention occurred in that game in the first half when Sneyd attempted to deliberately miss a penalty in order to set up a try, something that was immediately called back.

Super League now takes a break with the England and France international set to take place but there will still be Super League disciplinary concerns for multiple sides.

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Just two yellow cards were handed out across the round, a steep drop from some of the earlier rounds in which two yellows per game was the standard.

They were handed to London Broncos’ Emmanuel Waine and Warrington Wolves’ Adam Holroyd with both men now facing the risk of punishment from the Super League disciplinary process.

The Match Review Panel will meet later today and assess all the games and the incidents throughout them meaning that missed calls from officials could well be picked up too.

Last week, the Super League disciplinary process found two London Broncos players guilty with both Ethan Natoli and Rhys Kennedy handed a one-game ban each. They were the only two players suspended.

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