Dewsbury forward Samy Kibula apologises to ball boy after incident at Swinton

Drew Darbyshire

Dewsbury forward Samy Kibula has said sorry to a ball boy following a fracas at Swinton.

The former England Academy international – who is on loan from Wigan – has avoided a ban for his role in a melee in their 22-17 defeat at Swinton on Sunday.

A ball boy – wearing a high-vis vest – got caught up in the fracas after the Lions scored their match-winning try.

The melee can be seen three minute and 40 seconds in on the highlights video.

The fight led Kibula to being sent off for punching Swinton half-back Rob Fairclough.

The Rugby Football League’s match review panel handed him a Grade A charge for punching for Fairclough, but Kibula won’t face suspension due to it being classed as a ‘minor’ charge.

On the incident, Kibula tweeted: “Just like to clear-up that I had no intention whatsoever to make contact with a ball-boy in our game vs Swinton last weekend.

“I’ve apologised to him for my mistake and he has accepted my apology.

“I wish him and the Lions well for the rest of the season.”

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