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Warrington half-back Blake Austin cleared of foul play on Joel Tomkins | Rugby League News

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Warrington's Blake Austin escapes charge for tackle on Joel Tomkins

Warrington's Blake Austin escapes charge for tackle on Joel Tomkins

Warrington’s Blake Austin escapes charge for tackle on Joel Tomkins

Warrington half-back Blake Austin has been cleared of any foul play on Joel
Tomkins after the Hull KR captain was taken to hospital with concussion during
Saturday’s Super League game.

Austin, Warrington’s marquee signing who was making his second league appearance for his new club, was sent to the sin bin following the clash with former Wigan forward Tomkins 27 minutes into his side’s 28-14 win.

The Rugby Football League’s match review panel ruled that contact from Austin was accidental and that the yellow card was sufficient punishment.

Tomkins, who was released from hospital later that night, was given a caution for a dangerous tackle during the match.

Hull KR forward Joel Tomkins was treated for concussion in hospital Hull KR forward Joel Tomkins was treated for concussion in hospital

Hull KR forward Joel Tomkins was treated for concussion in hospital

Hull prop Scott Taylor is facing a three-match ban after being charged with two offences of dangerous play during his side’s 26-18 home defeat by Castleford.

Taylor has been handed a penalty notice of one and two matches after being charged with grade B and grade C offences.

Sean O'Loughlin is free to lead his side against Sydney Roosters Sean O'Loughlin is free to lead his side against Sydney Roosters

Sean O’Loughlin is free to lead his side against Sydney Roosters

Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin is free to lead his side in Sunday’s World Club Challenge against Sydney Roosters after avoiding a ban for a grade A dangerous contact charge during the champions’ league win over Leeds.

Huddersfield winger Darnell McIntosh also received a grade A charge and avoided a suspension for a similar offence during his side’s 27-10 defeat by Catalans Dragons.

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The panel also handed cautions to Wakefield half-back Danny Brough for disputing a referee’s decision and to forwards Luke Thompson (St Helens) and Sika Manu (Hull) for raising their knees in the tackle.

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