Leeds pair banned

Keith Senior and Jamie Jones-Buchanan have both received a one match ban from the RFL Disciplinary committee on Tuesday night whilst Kylie Leuluai was fined £300.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan was found guilty of a Grade C offence for using a tackling technique that placed undue pressure on the shoulder joint of St HelensJames Graham in the 10th minute of last Friday’s clash. He received a one match ban and a £300 fine.

The forward, who pleaded not guilty, was told that even though it was his first appearance before them, the Disciplinary Committee felt a suspension was appropriate because of concerns that this kind of tackle was creeping into the game.

Keith Senior was found guilty of a Grade C offence for punching Jon Wilkin in the 77th minute also banned for one match and fined £300.

Although the Committee took into consideration the fact that the player had not appeared before them since 2000 and that there was some provocation, Senior was told that as a high profile player in a high profile match he was a role model to hundreds of youngsters and that a suspension was the appropriate punishment.

Kylie Leuluai, was fined £300 but escaped suspension after pleading guilty to a reckless high tackle on Graham in the 79th minute of the same match.

Head Coach Brian McClennan said: “We would like to thank the committee for a fair hearing for all three players. Our policy as a club is to give the players the right to decide as to whether they will appeal the sanctions themselves and they will let us know in the morning whether they would like to appeal the decisions.

“We will turn our attentions to Salford now and begin our preparations for a big game for our club,” added McClennan.

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