Super League stars facing nervous wait ahead of disciplinary

On Saturday, Mark Percival was forced off the field in St Helens’ Challenge Cup clash with Hull FC.

The centre was tackled by Brad Fash with the Hull FC forward landing on his head.

Fash’s arm and shoulder landed straight on Percival’s head as it collided with the ground effectively creating a sandwich where Percival’s head was the meat.

Fash was placed on report and St Helens took the two to take their lead out to 8-0.

They led 6-0 after a short Jack Welsby pass saw Joe Batchelor slice through and score.

There was contact with the head and some may feel like it could have carded.

With the incident placed on report, Fash faces a nervous wait ahead of today’s disciplinary panel to see whether or not he could receive a ban for the incident.

A ban would be harsh with it certainly being an accident.

His teammate Josh Griffin may also face a ban after he was sent off for dissent at halftime towards Chris Kendall – the official – in a shocking moment.

Meanwhile, Hull KR forward Elliot Minchella could also be feeling nervous after he was yellow carded for a head high tackle on Jack Ormondroyd in their win over Salford Red Devils.

Griffin wasn’t the only player red carded with Kaide Ellis of Wigan Warriors also facing a suspension for a head butt.

The red card club was joined by Kai O’Donnell for a spear tackle against York in the final quarter-final.

Zak Hardaker meanwhile was sin binned for a late hit and John Asiata could have joined him.