Disciplinary charges for Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity players - and St Helens star is also in bother

Leeds Rhinos captain Luke Gale has avoided a ban following his yellow card in the defeat at Wigan Warriors on Sunday - but St Helens’ Tommy Makinson is in hot water from his side’s win over Castleford Tigers.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 3:34 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 3:40 pm
Luke Gale during Leeds' defeat by Wigan. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

There was also bad news for Wakefield Trinity’s Reece Lyne who is facing two games on the sidelines.

Gale was sin-binned in the closing stages of Rhinos’ 28-10 loss and Wigan scored two converted tries while he was off the field.

The Leeds man was yellow-carded following a challenge on rival scrum-half Jackson Hastings.

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Grand Millington is tackled by Saints' James Roby, Zeb Taia and Alex Walmsley. Picture by Isabel Pearce/SWpix.com.

The Rugby Football League’s match review panel charged him with a grade A dangerous throw, but he was not suspended.

Makinson will appear before the RFL disciplinary committee charged with grade F “other contrary behaviour”.

He was placed on report after appearing to grab the testicles of Tigers prop Liam Watts.

Castleford’s substitute front-rower Grant Millington was charged with two separate incidents of grade A dangerous contact, on Saints’ Theo Fages and Jonny Lomax.

Reece Lyne. Picture by Tony Johnson.

He was issued with a one-match penalty notice for the second offence, if he accepts the first charge.

Millington was sin-binned following the tackle on Lomax.

Saints’ Matty Lees was charged with grade A dangerous contact on Millington, but not banned.

Lyne is one of three players who will miss Saturday’s Coral Challenge Cup sixth round tie between Trinity and Catalans Dragons following incidents in the Super League meetinglast Saturday.

The Wakefield man was handed a two-match penalty notice for grade C dangerous contact on Benjamin Jullien.

He will miss this weekend’s rematch and Trinity’s Super League game against Warrington Wolves seven days later.

But Catalans, who won 58-0 last Saturday, will be without Sam Tomkins and Sam Moa for the Cup tie.

Tomkins was handed a one-match penalty notice for a grade A trip on Ryan Hampshire, which the review panel felt was “reactionary or reckless”.

It was his first game following a ban for a tripping offence.

Moa received a two-match penalty notice for a grade C high tackle on Romain Navarrete.

Warrington’s Ben Murdoch-Masila will miss the Super League meeting with Wakefield after being charged with a grade C high tackle in last Saturday’s win over Huddersfield Giants.

He was handed a two-match penalty notice after being sin-binned.

Teammate Blake Austin was charged with a grade A trip, but not suspended.

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