Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

Warrington boss Tony Smith believes Kevin Sinfield’s two-match ban for a headbutt on Luke Dorn a fortnight ago was the right decision and insists he’s glad it didn’t force the Leeds Rhinos captain out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final.

“Any more than two games with his impeccable record would have been wrong,” Smith told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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“We’re pleased that he’s back. We want them at their best and we want to be better.

“It (the punishment) was adequate. Kev had a brain explosion there and it shows that he’s a human being, just like all of us.

“Everyone knows I admire him greatly and I think most people in sport do. He plays fairly but he snapped.”

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