Three Catalans players hit with suspensions following win over St Helens

Dylan Napa Catalans Dragons

Three players from Catalans Dragons have been hit with bans following the club’s 20-18 victory over St Helens on Saturday.

Prop forward Dylan Napa has been referred to tribunal for a Grade D Strikes charge. The 29-year-old was shown a yellow card on Saturday in Perpignan.

Hooker Michael McIlorum will miss the next three games due to a Grade C High Tackle charge. Sam Kasiano will miss Magic Weekend with a one-match ban. He was charged with a Grade A Dangerous Tackle.

St Helens forward Matty Lees will also miss the club’s clash against Warrington at Newcastle’s St James’ Park. He has been hit with a Grade A High Tackle charge with a one-game ban.

Kane Evans has been handed a two-match ban following the club’s 62-16 defeat at home to Leeds. The former NRL forward received a Grade B High Tackle. Team-mate Ligi Sao will miss two games with a Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour. Jordan Johnstone has also received a two-match ban with a Grade B Dangerous Throw. 

Castleford duo Paul McShane and Nathan Massey will miss Magic Weekend with one-game bans. They were charged with Grade B Dangerous Throw and Grade B Dangerous Contact respectively.  

Full charges

  • Dylan Napa (Catalans) – Grade D Strikes – Refer to Tribunal
  • Michael McIlorum (Catalans) – Grade C High Tackle – 3 Match Penalty Notice
  • Sam Kasiano (Catalans) – Grade A Dangerous Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Matty Lees (St Helens) – Grade A High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Kane Evans (Hull FC) – Grade B High Tackle – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Jordan Johnstone (Hull FC) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Ligi Sao (Hull FC) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Paul McShane (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Nathan Massey (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Mason Lino (Wakefield) – Grade A Disputes Decision – 0 Match Penalty Notice

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  1. So Napa likely to get 5 matches and McIlorum 3.Some use to Saints. We should have been playing 12 after the Napa assault and 11 for 10 minutes with the usual thuggery from McIlorum.
    Child’s should be sanctioned too.

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