Terry O’Connor suggests Super League star should have been sent off

Over the weekend we saw some big games as Leeds Rhinos and Leigh Leopards collided, Wigan Warriors ploughed through a heavily rested Hull KR and Warrington Wolves hosted the high flying Catalans Dragons.

We also saw vital fixtures at the bottom of the league as Castleford Tigers hosted Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity heading over to Hull FC.

That was one of the three games to take place on Sunday as the action concluded with the other game seeing Champions St Helens meeting with the Salford Red Devils.

As the action concluded yesterday today we turn focus to the disciplinary as we always do on a Monday.

There is one Catalans player who could be nervously waiting ahead of the disciplinary with some big games on the horizon for the Dragons as they chase the League Leaders’ Shield. That man is skipper and key man Ben Garcia.

The loose forward was involved in a key moment in the first half. It was a first half that saw the Dragons storm 18-0 up through Adam Keighran, Tom Davies and Mitchell Pearce.

This all came after Garcia could have been sin binned for lifting Matty Nicholson into a dangerous position.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Terry O’Connor suggested that Garcia should have been sent off in some capacity be it a yellow or red card as he said he was very lucky.

He said:

“I think Ben Garcia is a very very lucky guy there. I think if Matty Nicholson stays down on the ground for 30 or 40 more seconds I think we maybe see a card there.”

Also on Sky, the reasons behind Garcia dodging a card were explained by referee Liam Moore whose comments were picked up on Sky.

Moore said to the Catalans captain:

“I understand that there’s three men in the tackle but you have got to be careful. He lands on his back so you’re alright this time.”

Later today we will see whether or not the disciplinary panel take the same stance with the incident as Liam Moore did on Friday night.

The French side like others in the league will be looking forward to a week off with it being Challenge Cup Final week.