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Super League star set to appeal ban tonight

Yesterday the match review panel published their verdicts on Round 17 of the Betfred Super League and players from Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers found themselves in hot water.

After three yellow cards at the weekend, two of the three players were handed punishments but not Hull KR star Mikey Lewis.

Despite sliding into Leigh Leopards star Tom Briscoe, Lewis only received a caution for other contrary behaviour.

Meanwhile, Wigan Warriors star Ethan Havard was fined for a high tackle after his yellow card against Huddersfield Giants.

Interestingly, Warrington Wolves’ Sam Kasiano was suspended but not for the shoulder charge that yielded a yellow card.

He was banned for dangerous contact as was Leeds Rhinos star Blake Austin. The stand-off was punished for what Phil Clarke called a “dangerous drop.”

Catalans Dragons’ Romain Navarrete was also suspended for dangerous contact whilst Salford Red Devils’ Amir Bourouh was banned for “other contrary behaviour.”

The other ban, and the longest ban of the week, went to Castleford Tigers’ Liam Watts – a common occurrence for the former Hull FC prop.

Watts was banned for two games for Grade C dangerous contact with his prior record likely working against him to extend the ban beyond the one match ban Blake Austin received for the same offence.

However, Castleford have chosen to appeal Watts’ ban.

Thus, tonight at 6pm the Tigers will appeal the ban at an operational rules tribunal.

This comes after Watts said on BBC Radio Leeds that he felt he was harshly treated by the match review panel and that the move towards fines hasn’t really effected him given his past means he is always hit with bans.

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