Salford Red Devils star banned following feisty clash with Leeds Rhinos

Josh McAllister
Oliver Partington in action against Leeds Rhinos. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

Oliver Partington in action against Leeds Rhinos. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

Salford Red Devils will be without in-form loose forward Oliver Partington for their Round 19 clash against Leigh due to a one-match suspension.

Partington, 24, received a Grade B dangerous contact charge by the match review panel following the side’s 16-14 defeat at the Salford Stadium.

Paul Rowley’s Red Devils take on Adrian Lam’s high-flying Leopards this Sunday at home, with a 3:00pm kick-off.

Partington is the only player to receive a suspension following Super League Round 18, with four players fined.

Super League Round 18 suspensions

Oliver Partington (Salford Red Devils) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

Jai Whitbread (Wakefield Trinity) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine

Brad O’Neill (Wigan Warriors) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – £250 Fine

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens) – Grade B High Tackle – £250 Fine

Paul Seguier (Catalans Dragons) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – £250 Fine

Warrington will welcome back forward duo James Harrison and Sam Kasiano to their squad following their respective suspensions, with Daryl Powell’s side taking on Wigan this Friday at the DW Stadium.

The Wolves fell to a 24-20 defeat to St Helens at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, although it was a much-improved performance by the hosts following defeats to Castleford and Leeds respectively in Super League.

In-form half-back Blake Austin will return to Leeds’ squad following his suspension for Grade C dangerous contact against Warrington. Rohan Smith’s rising Rhinos host Hull KR on Friday at Headingley Stadium.

Salford will also have hooker Amir Bourouh available again, having been charged for a Grade B other contrary behaviour against Wakefield.

Prop forward Romain Navarrete has also served his one-match ban for dangerous contact. Catalans Dragons take on St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium this Thursday, live on Sky Sports.

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