Leeds Rhinos, St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors stars banned as Liam Byrne faces mammoth suspension

THE Disciplinary Match Review Panel has had a busy Easter Monday today with five Super League players given penalty notices and one referred to a Tribunal following the weekend’s rugby league fixtures.

First up are Justin Sangare and Cameron Smith of the Leeds Rhinos with the former charged with a Grade C Head Contact and given a one-match penalty notice and the latter slapped with a Grade B Dangerous Contact charge and also a one-match penalty notice at the higher end of the sanction.

Matty Lees of St Helens is up next, with the forward given a Grade C Head Contact charge and thus a two-match penalty notice which is also at the higher end of the sanction grade.

In the same game against Wigan Warriors, which Saints won 12-4, Tyler Dupree has been handed a one-match penalty notice for Grade C Head Contact whilst his Wigan teammate Liam Byrne will be heading to an Operational Rules Tribunal after being charged with Grade E Head Contact.

If found guilty at the Tribunal tomorrow night, Byrne could face a potential five-match suspension.

Paul Vaughan, of Warrington Wolves, will sit out for two games following a Grade C Dangerous Throw/Lift charge whilst Harvey Livett has been slapped with a £250 Fine following a Grade B Head Contact charge.

Following Rivals Round in the Betfred Super League, the Match Review Panel have issued the following sanctions:

Justin Sangare (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade C Head Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice (Higher end of the sanction grade)
Matty Lees (St Helens) – Grade C Head Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice (Higher end of the sanction grade)
Tyler Dupree (Wigan Warriors) – Grade C Head Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Liam Byrne (Wigan Warriors) – Grade E Head Contact – Refer to Tribunal
Paul Vaughan (Warrington Wolves) – Grade C Dangerous Throw/Lift – 2 Match Penalty Notice (Higher end of the sanction grade)
Harvey Livett (Huddersfield Giants) – Grade B Head Contact – £250 Fine

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