Salford full-back Ryan Brierley has seen his one match ban overturned following an appeal.
Brierley was initially given the ban following the meeting of the Match Review Panel. He was charged with Dangerous Contact (leading with the feet), during Salford’s 48-16 defeat at Hull on Saturday.
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As a result, he was charged at Grade B and was given a one-match penalty notice by the Panel.
At the tribunal, he pleaded guilty to the charge of Dangerous Contact, but challenged the grading. Brierley was successful in this, and got it down to Grade A.
As a result of this, he will not serve a ban, and will be available for Sunday’s clash at Huddersfield.
Emotional Brierley living Salford dream after Toronto nightmare
Ryan Brierley has opened up on his Toronto Wolfpack nightmare and says the “horrendous” mismanagement he suffered prompted his desire to become a player agent.
The Scotland international is enjoying a dream start to the season at boyhood club Salford, scoring a try on his home debut as the Red Devils made it two wins out of two.
Brierley joined Salford from relegated Leigh and is flourishing under head coach Paul Rowley with whom he worked at both Leigh and that ill-fated stint at Toronto prior to the cash-strapped Canadian side’s withdrawal from Super League.
Many Wolfpack players were left financially crippled by the club’s demise. And in a compelling discussion on this week’s “The Big Interview” Brierley tells me how being forced out of Toronto in 2019 has giving the 29-year-old a burning desire to help other sportsmen and women navigate their careers.
“I was going through a tough time in my career at Toronto,” he told Love Rugby League.