Disciplinary: Tommy Leuluai and Brad Dwyer handed bans

Tommy Leuluai and Brad Dwyer
Tommy Leuluai (left) and Brad Dwyer (right) have been handed one-match bans

The Rugby Football League’s match review panel have given one-match bans to Wigan captain Tommy Leuluai and Leeds hooker Brad Dwyer.

Former New Zealand international Tommy Leuluai will miss Thursday’s clash with Hull. He was charged with a Grade B dangerous contact on James Greenwood in Wigan’s 20-0 win over Salford last Friday.

Salford coach Paul Rowley revealed after the game that they would be without Greenwood for at least a couple of months following the challenge.

Rowley said: “James has a suspected syndesmosis, I think it is called lisfranc.

“He will be out for quite a bit of time. I would suspect he’d be out for a couple of months at the minimum so that’s both of our back-rowers gone now.

“He can’t get any continuity James. I don’t think he’s done three games in a row for something like two-and-a-half years so its not good. It’s not good for him and I feel really sorry for him but it’s also not good for the team.”

Meanwhile, Leeds hooker Dwyer was given a one-match suspension for a Grade B trip in their 40-16 defeat to Castleford. He will miss Friday’s clash against champions St Helens.

Alrix Da Costa (Catalans), Mike Cooper (Warrington) and Daryl Clark (Warrington) received Grade A charges but will not face suspension.

Super League suspensions following Challenge Cup sixth round:

  • Alrix Da Costa (Catalans) – Grade A Late Hit on Passer – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Thomas Leuluai (Wigan) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Brad Dwyer (Leeds) – Grade A Tripping – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Mike Cooper (Warrington) – Grade A High Tackle – Careless – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Daryl Clark (Warrington) – Grade A Tripping – 0 Match Penalty Notice

The following player was handed a caution:

  • Ryan Lannon (Salford) – Dangerous Contact

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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