Jordan Abdull on report for alleged squirrel grip in St Helens defeat

Jordan Abdull (7) of Hull KR warms up.

Hull KR’s Jordan Abdull is the latest player to be accused of a so-called squirrel grip, after being placed on report in the 21-20 defeat to St Helens.

The incident occurred in the 68th minute of the game at the Totally Wicked Stadium, with allegations Abdull grabbed the testicles of St Helens back-rower James Bentley.

Bentley’s team-mate Tommy Makinson is currently serving a five-match ban for an incident in a game last month, while Warrington’s Tom Lineham was placed on report in their win over Castleford on Thursday night for the same offence.

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In his post-match press conference, Hull KR coach Tony Smith said: “I think Jordan Abdull went for one of those tackles where his hand went between Bentley’s legs and then removed it very quickly.

“If I’m reading it right, I would hope nothing further comes of it because it was not intentional and there is no fairer player than Jordan.”

Abdull helped to orchestrate a late Hull KR comeback from 20-12 down to force golden point, only for them to be denied a second successive scalp in Super League by Theo Fages’ extra time drop goal.

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  1. I dont think it was intentional but knowing the rfl and there past dealings with Rovers we will probably see another 5 match ban. I hope they prove me wrong.

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