St Helens ace Matty Lees handed two-match penalty notice

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

St Helens youngster Matty Lees has been charged with a Grade C high tackle and has received a two-match penalty notice.

Lees, who has played two games for Sheffield Eagles on dual-registration this season, was sent-off for a high shot on Salford Red Devils full-back Niall Evalds, who then failed a concussion assessment, in Saints’ 60-10 win at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday.

He will serve a two-game suspension unless Saints decide to appeal against the red card.

Meanwhile, Wakefield Trinity forward Pauli Pauli has received a caution for use of knees in their defeat to West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers on Friday.

1 Comment

  1. I think Matty has been unlucky.It wasn’t a malicious challenge,more a sloppy unlucky strike to the head.Not to worry,he will know better next time.

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