Super League stars face nervous disciplinary wait

Another key week in Betfred Super League has passed as Leeds Rhinos and Leigh Leopards, Warrington Wolves and Catalans Dragons and Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity meeting in huge games but the most impactful contest was perhaps between Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants.

The Giants won 28-0 against the Tigers at the Jungle but the focus was all on the Tigers. Fans stayed behind to protest and they got what they wanted in a way as the club chose to part company with Andy Last after the game.

That was the big story but Hull KR are preparing for a big story of their own at Wembley this week which is why they rested so many stars against Wigan Warriors leading to a comprehensive defeat.

Elsewhere on Friday night, Warrington were well beaten by Catalans Dragons despite strong starts to both halves.

On Sunday we were treated to three more games. Leeds Rhinos competed but lacked ideas against Leigh Leopards.

Hull FC continued to show that they can push for the play-offs at this late stage as they battered Wakefield Trinity sending them back to the bottom of the league.

Champions St Helens meanwhile spoilt the party at Salford Red Devils as they celebrated their 150th anniversary. They battled back from 15-2 down to win 18-15.

But after a big weekend of action the focus today will shift as always onto disciplinary and there are a few stars who could face nervous waits.

Especially at Catalans Dragons. The French side could face up to four bans today. The first came for an incident Terry O’Connor felt could have yielded a yellow card if Matty Nicholson had stayed down.

Catalans captain Ben Garcia was the man at fault as Nicholson was lifted into a dangerous position.

Later in the game Alrix Da Costa hit Josh Thewlis with a thunderous shot but there was suspicion that Da Costa made contact with the head.

Speaking of which Romain Navarrete could be punished for a high tackle whilst Tyrone May’s push to the face of an opponent could also yield a punishment.

Another incident from the game could be interesting in the shape of Matt Dufty’s try saving tackle on Tom Davies with Phil Clarke pointing out potential contact with the head which often yields a punishment.

On Sunday there were further incidents. The incident that saw Samisoni Langi stretchered off against Hull FC was placed on report so will be automatically looked at.

Elsewhere, Deon Cross was sin binned against St Helens but will likely avoid a ban due to it just being a professional foul.

The other game on Sunday had a number of talking points. Sam Lisone was sin binned for tripping which will no doubt yield a charge but not necessarily a punishment,

Lisone would later be involved in an altercation when he seemed to push an opponent in the face like Tyrone May.

Matt Davis could be in trouble for a late hit on Aidan Sezer which came after a tip tackle.

Teammate Gareth O’Brien was involved in a scary moment in the first half when he tackled Ash Handley in the air and seemingly high but a lack of contact with the head could save him.