Hull KR half-back Jamie Ellis cleared of biting

Hull KR half-back Jamie Ellis has been cleared of a biting allegation.

Leeds second-rower James Donaldson brought the complaint during his side’s 48-18 Challenge Cup quarter-final win over Rovers on Friday and referee Liam Moore put the incident on report.

However, the Rugby Football League’s match review panel decided Ellis has no case to answer and pointed out the Rhinos did not submit any additional evidence to support the allegation.

The case notes state: “Opponent adjusts left hand from underneath player and places hand in the mouth of the player. Footage does not demonstrate the player making a biting motion.”

Meanwhile, Hull prop Brad Fash was given a caution for dangerous contact in his side’s 36-4 defeat by Wigan on Saturday and his team-mate Manu Ma’u avoided suspension for a Grade A high tackle in the same match.

Huddersfield front-rower Oliver Wilson was charged with Grade A dangerous contact during the Giants’ Super League win over Wakefield and similarly avoided a ban.

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1 Comment

  1. Surprised James Donaldson would stoop so low in trying to get a player sent off ,
    The match review panel should now get Donaldson in to explain his actions as you can see Jamie Ellis did nothing.
    Not covered yourself in glory on this one Donaldson hope you apologise to Jamie and to rugby league for trying to get a player sent off. It’s nothing less than cheating.

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