Super League star to be investigated after “unacceptable language” allegation

The Match Review Panel have delivered their verdict of the action from Round 13 of the Betfred Super League.

It was a brilliant round of action headlined by a feisty affair between Leeds Rhinos and St Helens.

In the 76th minute of the game a mass pile in was sparked by a Sam Walters error with an altercation between James McDonnell and Jonny Lomax the epi-centre.

McDonnell was sent off after the touch judge said he saw a punch from McDonnell in the altercation.

He is the only player banned from the weekend’s action as he was hit with a two match ban and a fine.

But he isn’t the only player in hot water.

Warrington Wolves star Josh McGuire has been “referred for further investigation” after he was cited for “unacceptable language.”

McGuire was suspended for a huge seven games after a red card in pre-season against Leigh Leopards in which he was deemed to have used unacceptable language.

It is unknown where this investigation will lead and how it will be carried out.

It is possible it will be heard at tribunal tomorrow evening as lots of cases are especially when appealed or considering long term suspensions.

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

James McDonnell (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade D Punching – 2 Match Penalty Notice & £250 Fine
Sione Mata’utia (St Helens) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine
Nene McDonald (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – Not Applicable
Sauaso Sue (Hull KR) – Grade A Raising Knee in Tackle – £250 Fine
King Vuniyayawa (Salford Red Devils) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine