Well, another round of Super League is done and dusted and what a weekend it was!
Starting on Friday night, Castleford Tigers were in an incredible defensive mood as they whipped top two hopefuls Huddersfield Giants in a 26-18 victory.
Fast forward to Saturday afternoon where Leeds Rhinos inflicted a quite brilliant 62-16 hammering of Hull FC on the Black and Whites’ own soil before Catalans Dragons sneaked past St Helens in one of the games of the Super League season live on Sky Sports.
Toulouse Olympique and Hull KR finished things off on Saturday night with the French club registering a superb 28-6 win over the East Yorkshire side.
Moving on to Sunday and Salford Red Devils managed a stunning comeback win over Warrington Wolves whose woes under Daryl Powell continue, whilst Wakefield Trinity were put to the sword in a fine performance from the Wigan Warriors who cut the gap to St Helens at the top of the Super League table to just two points.
Following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:
Dylan Napa (Catalans) – Grade D Strikes – Refer to Tribunal
Michael McIlorum (Catalans) – Grade C High Tackle – 3 Match Penalty Notice
Sam Kasiano (Catalans) – Grade A Dangerous Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Matty Lees (St Helens) – Grade A High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Kane Evans (Hull FC) – Grade B High Tackle – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Jordan Johnstone (Hull FC) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Ligi Sao (Hull FC) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Paul McShane (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Nathan Massey (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Mason Lino (Wakefield) – Grade A Disputes Decision – 0 Match Penalty Notice
For Hull fans, the weekend was costly not just from a results perspective with three of their being banned for the next two games.
Kane Evans, for example, was cited: “Law 15.1 (b) High Tackle – Reckless – tried to tackle but reckless about outcome Grade B.”
His teammate Ligi Sao included a bizarre ‘kicking out’ charge: “Law 15.1 (i) Other Contrary Behaviour Grade B.”
Not to be outdone, Jordan Johnstone was also cited: “Law 15.1 (d) Dangerous Throw – lifting player into a dangerous position Grade B.”
All three will therefore miss Hull’s derby game with Hull KR at the Magic Weekend as well as the Black and Whites’ clash with Wigan Warriors the week after.