Super League star in trouble over “ungentlemanly” conduct

After Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors and Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers and Leigh Leopards and Catalans Dragons served up big games at the weekend, the Match Review Panel met today.

The likes of Leeds, Hull KR and Hull FC stars all found themselves in trouble with the Match Review Panel.

A huge 16 players have been charged by the disciplinary panel. A huge six of the 16 charges came from one game between Leigh and Catalans.

Four of them were from Catalans Dragons with Mitchell Pearce fined for a high tackle but he was also cited for being “ungentlemanly” during the game when he threw away Kai O’Donnell’s gum shield.

The panel said:

“Ball carrier’s gum shield has fallen out of his mouth during the tackle. Tackler picks up
mouthguard and throws away from the ruck area. Player behaves in a manner which is

An interesting citation and one that we don’t often see.

It’s interesting to see that there is no action for this.

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:

Chris Atkin (Salford Red Devils) – Grade B Dangerous Lift – £250 Fine
Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine
Jay Pitts (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade A Late Contact – Not Applicable
Mason Lino (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Mike McMeeken (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Julian Bousquet (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Mitchell Pearce (Catalans Dragons) – Grade A High Tackle – £250 Fine
Michael McIlorum (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Late Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Lachlan Lam (Leigh Leopards) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – Not Applicable
Tom Briscoe (Leigh Leopards) – Grade A Reactionary Trip – Not Applicable
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Hull KR) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – £250 Fine
Jimmy Keinhorst (Hull KR) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Tom Opacic (Hull KR) – Grade B Late Contact – £250 Fine
Matt Parcell (Hull KR) – Grade B Intentional Trip – £250 Fine
Carlos Tuimavave (Hull FC) – Grade D Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice
The following player was handed a caution:

Suiai Matagi (Castleford Tigers) – Late Contact