Two players banned following Round 21 of Super League

Drew Darbyshire
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The Rugby Football League’s match review panel have given suspensions to Leeds prop Matt Prior and Huddersfield half-back Olly Russell after Round 21 of Super League.

Prior will miss Leeds’ upcoming games against Salford and Hull KR.

The disciplinary panel handed the Australian prop a two-match ban for a Grade B high tackle in their 36-32 comeback win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

Meanwhile, Russell will miss Friday’s home clash with Hull. The 23-year-old was given a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B trip in their 32-22 win over Warrington.

Danny Houghton (Hull), Chris McQueen (Huddersfield), Joe Chan (Catalans), Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens) and Elijah Taylor (Salford) were all charged but the match review panel but will not miss any games through suspension.

The disciplinary panel gave a caution to Castleford forward Adam Milner over a dangerous contact in their 32-6 derby defeat to Wakefield on Friday.

Milner will be free to play in their trip to champions St Helens on Sunday afternoon. However, the Tigers will be without Australian utility Jake Mamo, who failed a HIA in their match against Wakefield.

The latest Super League sanctions:

  • Danny Houghton (Hull FC) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Chris McQueen (Huddersfield Giants) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Olly Russell (Huddersfield Giants) – Grade B Tripping – 1 Match Penalty Notice
  • Matt Prior (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade B High Tackle – 2 Match Penalty Notice
  • Tiaki Chan (Catalans Dragons)- Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens) – Grade A Contact with Referee – 0 Match Penalty Notice
  • Elijah Taylor (Salford Red Devils) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice

The following player was handed a caution:

  • Adam Milner (Castleford Tigers) – Dangerous Contact

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