Five players banned following Round 10 of Super League

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James Bell in action for St Helens | Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix

The Rugby Football League match review panel have banned five players following Round 10 in Super League.

Huddersfield utility Jack Cogger will miss the Challenge Cup semi-final against Hull in two weeks after picking up a two-match ban for Grade C other contrary behaviour in their 32-10 defeat at Warrington on Saturday. Cogger will also miss Thursday’s trip to Wakefield in Round 11 of Super League.

St Helens forward James Bell will also miss their Challenge Cup semi-final against rivals Wigan on May 7 due to a two-match penalty notice. He was charged with Grade B dangerous contact in their 30-10 loss at Castleford on Friday. He will also miss this week’s Super League clash with Salford.

Huddersfield have had three players suspended in total. Full-back Tui Lolohea and prop Chris Hill will sit out of Thursday’s game at Wakefield. The disciplinary panel gave the pair one-match suspensions for tripping and dangerous contact respectively.

The Rugby Football League’s match review panel have given Hull half-back Josh Reynolds a one-match ban for a high tackle in their 14-8 win over Catalans on Sunday.  He will miss their home game against Toulouse on Saturday. He will return for their clash against champions St Helens on May 13.

Meanwhile, Salford prop Alex Gerrard was handed a caution over a dangerous contact in their 30-24 defeat at Wigan on Sunday.

Super League suspensions:

  • James Bell (St Helens) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Tui Lolohea (Huddersfield) – Grade B Tripping – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Jack Cogger (Huddersfield) – Grade C Other Contrary Behaviour – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Chris Hill (Huddersfield) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Josh Reynolds (Hull FC) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Benjamin Jullien (Catalans) – Grade A High Tackle – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Alex Gerrard (Salford) – Dangerous Contact (caution)

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1 Comment

  1. Going beyond the joke week in week out as players banned for this and that as rugby league is hard Gladiator game.Unless placed on report by ref think necessary take control back as the game is NOT tick+pass(do enjoy it though)it’s become very clear fluffy carrying clipboard officials killing game.
    As for players constantly asking for penalties with flayling arms it’s a trend that disrespectful to our game(football copybook) so that is being seen by kids in the game who think it’s ok.
    Not very impressed with players feigning injury by way of holding the back of neck at play the ball as poor sportsmanship.
    Stop chipping away at the best sport I love the game as appealing for common sense.

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