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Wigan Warriors set to appeal star man’s ban

Yesterday, Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Castleford Tigers, Leigh Leopards and Salford Red Devils players landed themselves in hot water with the match review panel.

12 players in total were charged by the match review panel from Super League but also the Betfred League One ahead of their play-offs.

Of the 12 charges, four of them were bans and three of them went to Super League stars.

Liam Horney was banned for two games for a dangerous throw whilst Liam Watts was hit with a one match ban for tripping.

These two bans have been accepted but Wigan Warriors have elected to appeal their one match ban for Kaide Ellis for dangerous contact.

Ellis was one of three players charged for Grade B dangerous contact but was the only one banned perhaps due to his prior record.

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

Liam Horne (Castleford Tigers) – Grade D Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice and a £250 Fine
Liam Watts (Castleford Tigers) – Grade B Trip – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Joe Batchelor (St Helens) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine
Marc Sneyd (Salford Red Devils) – Grade B Strikes – £250 Fine
Oliver Gildart (Leigh Leopards) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine
Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Raising knee in tackle – £250 Fine
Kaide Ellis (Wigan Warriors) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Jack Brown (Hull FC) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – N/A
Sam Walters (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade B Trips – £250 Fine
Jordan Thomson (Workington Town) – Grade A Foul Language – N/A
Josh Johnson (Oldham) – Grace B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Brett Ferres (Doncaster) – Grade B Trips – £40 fine
The following player was handed a caution:

Oliver Russell (Huddersfield Giants) – Other Contrary Behaviour
Match Review Panel – August 28 Minutes

Today’s meeting considered incidents from the weekend’s Betfred League One fixtures, as well as the Betfred Super League, because the League One Promotion Play-Offs start next Sunday (September 3) – so any suspensions would kick in immediately, with any challenges to be heard at this week’s independent Operational Rules Tribunal (Tuesday August 29).

The weekend’s Betfred Championship fixtures will be considered as normal at a meeting of the Match Review Panel on Thursday, with any suspensions delayed until the weekend of September 9-10, to allow players to challenge at next Tuesday’s Operational Rules Tribunal (September 5).

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