Why only three of the seven bans given out will be served in Super League

A huge 12 charges have been handed out after Round 10 of the Bretfred Super League.

11 different players have been charged and one has been cautioned.

A huge seven bans have also been handed out.

James Batchelor, Tom Holroyd, Nathan Peats and Jorge Taufua are the four players who haven’t been hit with a ban but Holroyd has been fined £250.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Giants star Luke Yates has been handed a caution.

Bureta Faraimo is the player charged twice. For one incident he avoided any punishment but his second, for a strikes, he has been given a one match ban.

Alongside the Castleford Tigers star, Willie Isa of Wigan Warriors, Michael McIlorum and Siosiua Taukeiaho of Catalans Dragons, Liam Watts of Cas and Nathan Wildie of Leigh Leopards are the other players banned.

Isa is the only player hit with a two match ban.

Following the latest round of Betfred Super League fixtures, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:


Joe Batchelor – St Helens – Other Contrary Behaviour – A – No further action
Kenny Edwards – Castleford Tigers – Other Contrary Behaviour – C – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Bureta Faraimo – Castleford Tigers – Dangerous Contact – A – No further action
Bureta Faraimo – Castleford Tigers – Strikes – B – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Tom Holroyd – Leeds Rhinos – Dangerous Contact – B – £250 Fine
Willie Isa – Wigan Warriors – Dangerous Throw – C – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Michael McIlorum – Catalans Dragons – Trips – B – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Nathan Peats – Huddersfield Giants – Dangerous Contact – A – No further action
Jorge Taufua – Wakefield Trinity – Dangerous Contact – A – No further action
Siosiua Taukeiaho – Catalans Dragons – High Tackle – B – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Liam Watts – Castleford Tigers – Dangerous Contact – B – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Nathan Wildie – Leigh Leopards – Dangerous Contact – B – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Luke Yates – Huddersfield Giants – Dangerous Contact – Not applicable – Not applicable

Even though seven players have been hit with bans, it is likely only three of the seven will serve those bans in Super League.

This is because this weekend with England playing France there is no first team action but Reserves sides will play.

Castleford are away at St Helens, Leigh host Bradford and Wigan take on Wakefield.

This means that the Castleford trio Liam Watts, Kenny Edwards and Bureta Faraimo can serve there bans this weekend and be back in time for their next Super League game and it is the same for Leigh’s Wildie.

Even Willie Isa will be able to serve one of his two games this weekend but he will miss Wigan’s next Super League game.

Meanwhile the Catalans players could have to serve their bans in Super League because the Dragons aren’t involved in the reserve competition.

Wakefield’s Liam Hood will return to action in Round 11 for the same reason.

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