Tonight, the Disciplinary Match Review Panel issued a ban for St Helens star Morgan Knowles ahead of this week’s Grand Final cash against the Leeds Rhinos.
Knowles was charged with Grade B Dangerous Contact after being sin binned for an alleged chicken wing on Salford Red Devils man Chris Atkin in the weekend’s semi-final.
However, St Helens also had another man charged in the shape of Jack Welsby, whose big hit on Atkin saw the latter bust his lip.
No punishment was issued on the field by referee Chris Kendall with the majority of people thinking it was a great tackle.
However, the Match Review Panel saw enough to charge Welsby with: “Law 15.1 (b) High tackle – careless – ball carrier dips Grade A.”
Because of his previous good behaviour, however, Welsby will not miss the Grand Final as his charge carries no games.
Fellow Saints man James Roby was also cautioned for Dangerous Contact, with the minutes stating: “Law 15.1 (i) Other Contrary Behaviour.”
Saints are, however, appealing Knowles’ ban which may well prove the difference between winning and losing the showpiece event at Old Trafford on Saturday night.
Their opponents Leeds, meanwhile, have no charges to answer.