St Helens’ Morgan Knowles to play in Grand Final after winning second appeal against suspension

St Helens’ Morgan Knowles to play in Grand Final after winning second appeal against suspension

St Helens’ Morgan Knowles initially lost his appeal against a two-match suspension, but has won the second appeal; reigning champions will face Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford on Saturday, September 24 live on Sky Sports

Last Updated: 21/09/22 8:39pm


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Morgan Knowles will play in Saturday’s Grand Final after winning the second appeal against suspension for this arm twist

Morgan Knowles will play in Saturday’s Grand Final after winning the second appeal against suspension for this arm twist

St Helens’ Morgan Knowles will play in Saturday’s Grand Final after the club won a second appeal against the two-match suspension he received after their semi-final.

Knowles was sin-binned during Saints’ 19-12 semi-final win over Salford for twisting the arm of Chris Atkin, and his conduct was deemed to be Grade B Dangerous Contact with an opponent.

On Tuesday, the independent tribunal upheld the Match Review Panel’s decision and also imposed a £500 fine.

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But the RFL said on Wednesday: “After Tuesday’s independent tribunal rejected his first appeal, St Helens launched a second appeal claiming that the tribunal’s conclusion was ‘unreasonable’ based on the evidence presented.

“Tonight’s tribunal accepted that while there was some twisting to apply pressure to the limb of an opposing player, this did not exceed the normal range of movement and therefore could not have posed an ‘unacceptable risk of injury’.”

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