Walmsley given ban

St Helens forward Alex Walmsley has been given a two-match ban by the Match Review Panel for Dangerous Contact.

Walmsley was sin binned for his tackle on forward Alex Sutcliffe during the Saints’ 40-8 victory over Leeds Rhinos on Friday.

He will now miss their upcoming matches against Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons.

In the same game, Rhinos forward Tom Holroyd was given a charge for Dangerous Contact after a tackle on Saints winger Tommy Makinson. However, he has not been given a ban.

Salford Red Devils centre Kallum Watkins was also given a charge of Dangerous Contact after his tackle on centre Oliver Gildart during the Red Devils’ defeat against Wigan Warriors. He will also not face a ban.

Finally, Red Devils forward James Greenwood was given a caution for Dangerous Contact for his tackle on Warriors forward Liam Farrell.

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