Salford frustrated over lack of action on Caton-Brown tackle

Salford Red Devils have expressed their disappointment over a lack of action on the tackle which ruled young back Mason Caton-Brown out of action for up to three months.

Caton-Brown will miss between 8 and 12 weeks after the tackle at Huddersfield on Easter Monday – with Tommy Lee and Greg Johnson also set for spells on the sidelines.

But Red Devils coach Ian Watson admits that, after the tackle was initially cited, for there to be no further action is a disappointment.

‘”We’re disappointed that the tackle on Mason has been cited by the disciplinary but no further action has been taken. We have asked the RFL to look over the incident again and have been told there’s no case to answer,” he said.

“Lots of coaches have raised the issue of cannonball type tackles and that they should be outlawed as they’re extremely dangerous and this is what’s happened here.

“We’re not happy about it but we’ve got our hands completely tied and nothing more can be done. It’s disappointing as a young lad is now facing a long period on the sidelines at a time when he had a great opportunity to play first team games.”

On the incident, Director of Rugby Tim Sheens added: “While already being held by two other opposition players Mason is hit with a forceful cannonball style tackle to his lower legs.

“Our priority is to look after the welfare of our players and these type of reckless and careless tackles should carry serious consequences.”