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Super League forward avoids ban due to unclear footage

Though seven players have been charged by the match review panel today there is one who can perhaps produce a big sigh of relief.

That is Hull KR’s Sam Luckley.

Luckley was impressive on Friday against Batley Bulldogs and notched his first try since joining the club from Salford Red Devils.

However, he was cited by the match review panel but avoids punishment due to unclear footage:

“Footage inconclusive as to the point and nature of contact.”

This is a boost for the Robins given they have lost one of their forwards.

Rhys Kennedy has been banned for dangerous contact and the same can be said of Josh Drinkwater of Warrington Wolves who only receives a one match ban despite a Grade C offence.

Jorge Taufua of Wakefield Trinity is the only player who was charged but not punished.

Meanwhile, Marc Sneyd of Salford Red Devils, Josh McGuire of Warrington Wolves and Josh Griffin are all fined £250 in yet another example of the RFL’s focus on fines over bans in 2023.

The big news though was Morgan Knowles’ two match ban for his high tackle against Halifax Panthers.

Knowles had just returned from a five match ban.

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