Leeds Rhinos rocked as THREE players are suspended after stormy Super League win at Salford Red Devils

Three Leeds Rhinos players have been suspended following Sunday’s stormy win at Salford Red Devils.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 4:51 pm
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 4:52 pm
Rhinos' Bodene Thompson heads towards the changing rooms after being sent-off against Salford. Picture by Steve Riding.
Rhinos' Bodene Thompson heads towards the changing rooms after being sent-off against Salford. Picture by Steve Riding.

Captain and half-back Luke Gale was issued with a two-game penalty notice by the RFL’s match review panel and forwards Bodene Thompson and Alex Mellor both picked up a one-game ban.

Gale, who was sin-binned alongside Salford’s Ryan Lannon, was charged with grade C punching and will miss Thursday’s visit of Leigh Centurions and Rhinos’ game at Warrington Wolves four days later.

Thompson, who was sent-off after 15 minutes, was charged with grade B punching and will sit out this week’s game, along with Mellor who is accused of grade B “contact with the match official”.

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Two other Rhinos players were charged with grade A offences and escaped without a ban.

Hooker Brad Dwyer was accused of dangerous contact and centre Tom Briscoe charged with contact with the match official.

Salford’s Lee Mossop, who was sent-off for flattening Rhinos’ Konrad Hurrell, received a two-match penalty notice for grade C punching and Joe Burgess will miss one match for a grade B similar offence.

Jack Wells, who was sin-binned for a challenge on Richie Myler, was issued with a two-match penalty notice for a grade C dangerous throw and Lannon escaped a ban for grade A punching.

Wakefield Trinity’s Tirana Arona was charged with grade A dangerous contact in his side’s win over Wigan Warriors last Thursday, but not banned.

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