Six players banned following Salford clash with Leeds

Six players have been suspended in the fallout from Sunday’s stormy Super League match between Salford and Leeds.

Referee Robert Hicks sent off two players – Lee Mossop (Salford) and Bodene Thompson (Leeds) – for throwing punches and sin-binned three others during the rearranged fixture at the AJ Bell Stadium, which the Rhinos won 38-12.

Red Devils captain Mossop was given a two-match penalty notice by the Rugby Football League’s match review panel after charging him with a Grade C offence while Thompson was handed a one-match ban for a Grade B offence.

Leeds captain Luke Gale was given two matches for a Grade C punching offence and his team-mate Alex Mellor was banned for one match for making contact with the match official.

Centre Joe Burgess, who was making his home debut, was given one match for a Grade B punching offence and forward Jack Wells was banned for two games for a Grade C dangerous throw.

Brad Dwyer and Tom Briscoe (Leeds) and Salford forward Ryan Lannon all avoided bans after being charged with Grade A offences.

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