Catalans Dragons duo referred to tribunal after opening round

Dylan Napa Catalans Dragons red card Robert Hicks
Referee Liam Moore gives a red card to Dylan Napa of Catalans Dragons

Catalans Dragons duo Dylan Napa and Gil Dudson have received Grade D charges from the RFL’s match review panel following the opening round of Super League.

Prop Napa was sent off in the 71st minute of Catalans’ 28-8 defeat at St Helens in the opening match of the Super League season on Thursday night. He has been given a Grade D charge for striking Mark Percival with his shoulder. His charge has been referred to tribunal.

Napa’s team-mate Gil Dudson was sin-binned in the first minute of the same game for Grade D punch on St Helens forward Joe Batchelor. His case has also been referred to a tribunal.

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Elsewhere, Hull KR prop Albert Vete has been given a two-match ban for a Grade C dangerous contact in their 24-10 defeat at home to Wigan. He will miss their upcoming matches against Huddersfield and Castleford.

James Bentley was sent off on his debut for Leeds as they lost 22-20 against Warrington at Headingley. He has been given a three-match penalty notice. The Ireland international will miss their upcoming games against Wigan, Catalans and Wakefield.

In the same game, Leeds hooker Brad Dwyer has been handed a one-match ban for a Grade A dangerous contact.

And for Leeds’ opponents Warrington, back-rower Oliver Holmes has been given a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B high tackle on his debut. He will miss Thursday’s match against his former club Castleford.

Wakefield centre Reece Lyne has been hit with a three-match ban for a Grade C dangerous contact in their 16-12 defeat at home to his old club Hull. The England international will miss their upcoming matches against Catalans, St Helens and Leeds.

Hull have also been dealt a blow to two of their star players. Full-back Jake Connor received a one-match ban, whilst back-rower Andre Savelio will miss their next two games against St Helens and Salford.


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Disciplinary round-up:

  • Dylan Napa – Catalans Dragons – Grade D Strikes with Shoulder – Refer to Tribunal
  • Gill Dudson – Catalans Dragons – Grade D Strikes Punching – Refer to Tribunal
  • Albert Vete – Hull KR – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • James Bentley – Leeds Rhinos – Grade C High Tackle – 3 Match Penalty Notice
  • Brad Dwyer – Leeds Rhinos – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Oliver Holmes – Warrington Wolves – Grade B High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Reece Lyne – Wakefield Trinity – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 3 Match Penalty Notice
  • Jake Connor – Hull FC – Grade B High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Andre Savelio – Hull FC – Grade B Use of Knees – 2 Match Penalty Notice

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