Why Super League star avoided ban despite forcing opponent off injured

A huge 11 players have been charged by the Match Review Panel this week.

Of the 11, four players have been fined and will receive no further punishments.

Meanwhile, two more have avoided punishment all together.

On top of this, four players have been handed bans with one player in the shape of Mitchell Pearce handed a ban and a fine.

Unsurprisingly, Wakefield Trinity’s Hugo Salabio has been referred to tribunal and faces a mammoth ban for a spear tackle.

He was sent off in the win against Leeds Rhinos.

His hearing will be heard tomorrow alongside any appeals.

One interesting talking point is that Super League’s leading try scorer Josh Charnley has avoided a ban for a high tackle that forced Hull FC star off with a head injury which rules him out of the Challenge Cup quarter-final between them and St Helens.

The incident was placed on report and footage of it has been shared over social media.

However, Charnley avoids a ban due to the fact that Clifford dipped.

“High Tackle – Careless – ball carrier dips”

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

Josh Charnley (Leigh Leopards) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine
James McDonnell (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – N/A
Sam Eseh (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Hugo Salabio (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade F Spear Tackle – Refer to Tribunal
Sam Hewitt (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade B Trip – 1 Match Penalty Notice
King Vuniyayawa (Salford Red Devils) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine
George Griffin (Castleford Tigers) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – N/A
Oliver Partington (Salford Red Devils) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – £250 Fine
Mitchell Pearce (Catalans Dragons) – Grade D Strikes – 3 Match Penalty Notice and £250 Fine
Matt Whitley (Catalans Dragons) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Jez Litten (Hull KR) – Grade B Kicking – £250 Fine