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Super League star criticises teammate after bizarre incident

The meeting between Leigh Leopards and Hull KR started in a strange way.

The two sides are enjoying great seasons and are colliding tonight on Sky Sports.

It is a huge game in the battle for the play-offs. Leigh went into the game on 20 points with 10 wins from 16 and inside the top six.

A win could even see them leapfrog second place Warrington Wolves.

As for Hull KR they are seventh with nine wins from their opening 16.

The two served up a brilliant game in Round Three. Leigh stunned Hull KR that day to claim their first win of the season.

Thus it was always set to be a difficult one to call and a brilliant game.

But just inside the fourth minute we saw a yellow card for one of the most exciting stars on the pitch in Mikey Lewis.

As Lewis chased Jez Litten’s early kick he seemed to slip and then accidentally produce what looked like a slide tackle on former Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC star Tom Briscoe as he picked up the ball that had gone dead.

Lewis was sin binned for “delaying the restart” according to referee Marcus Griffiths.

He will be glad he wasn’t playing in the Premier League with VAR looking at it.

Instead Chris Kendall the video referee assisted Marcus Griffiths in determining that there was no malicious intent but it was late and did delay the Leopards.

Lewis’ halfback partner Jordan Abdull was Sky Sports’ guest pundit for the game and didn’t hold back in his criticism of his teammate.

“Yeah it looks like he’s got no business being there and sliding in. He is 10, 15 metres away when Tom Briscoe picks it up,” Abdull said on Sky Sports.

“It looks like he is just trying to be clever there and make it look like he has slipped so credit to the referee and touch judge for getting that right.

“But those are the small things Mikey needs to get right and improve to get to the next level.”

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