Kenny Edwards to face tribunal as players banned following ugly clash

Five Catalans players have been suspended in the fall-out from Saturday’s ugly encounter with Warrington in Perpignan.

The Dragons won 30-10 but the aggressive nature of the game and trouble in the crowd overshadowed the game.

There were two red cards and four yellow cards dished out by referee James Child, who copped for criticism from both coaches in the post-match press conference.

Sam Tomkins, who was sent off alongside Michael McIlorum at the end of the game, receives a three-match penalty notice.

Team-mates Brayden Wiliame (dangerous throw), Mickael Simon (head butt), and McIlorum (high tackle) all received one match penalty notices.

But Kenny Edwards could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines having received a Grade C charge of other contrary behaviour and will be refereed to an operational rules tribunal.

The RFL explained: “The rationale behind this is that, due to the obscure nature of the charge, and there being no comparable evidence in which for the Panel to compare, it was deemed appropriate to issue a direct referral for consideration rather than issue a Penalty Notice.

“The offence occurred on the pitch and therefore has been charged under the Onfield Sentencing Guidelines.

“The off field, crowd misconduct case has been opened separate to this charge and will be dealt with by a compliance investigator.”

The only Warrington player to get a ban was Tom Lineham, who got a one-match penalty notice for striking with the shoulder.

Co-captain Chris Hill received a Grade A punching charge, with no ban, while Jake Mamo avoided charge despite receiving two yellow cards in the game.

Elsewhere, Huddersfield’s Adam Walne was given a one-match penalty notice for dangerous contact.

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