Three Catalans players hit with suspensions following win over St Helens

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Dylan Napa Catalans Dragons Credit: PA Images
Dylan Napa Catalans Dragons Credit: PA Images

Three players from Catalans Dragons have been hit with bans following the club’s 20-18 victory over St Helens on Saturday.

Prop forward Dylan Napa has been referred to tribunal for a Grade D Strikes charge. The 29-year-old was shown a yellow card on Saturday in Perpignan.

Hooker Michael McIlorum will miss the next three games due to a Grade C High Tackle charge. Sam Kasiano will miss Magic Weekend with a one-match ban. He was charged with a Grade A Dangerous Tackle.

St Helens forward Matty Lees will also miss the club’s clash against Warrington at Newcastle’s St James’ Park. He has been hit with a Grade A High Tackle charge with a one-game ban.

Kane Evans has been handed a two-match ban following the club’s 62-16 defeat at home to Leeds. The former NRL forward received a Grade B High Tackle. Team-mate Ligi Sao will miss two games with a Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour. Jordan Johnstone has also received a two-match ban with a Grade B Dangerous Throw. 

Castleford duo Paul McShane and Nathan Massey will miss Magic Weekend with one-game bans. They were charged with Grade B Dangerous Throw and Grade B Dangerous Contact respectively.  

Full charges

  • Dylan Napa (Catalans) – Grade D Strikes – Refer to Tribunal

  • Michael McIlorum (Catalans) – Grade C High Tackle – 3 Match Penalty Notice

  • Sam Kasiano (Catalans) – Grade A Dangerous Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice

  • Matty Lees (St Helens) – Grade A High Tackle – 1 Match Penalty Notice

  • Kane Evans (Hull FC) – Grade B High Tackle – 2 Match Penalty Notice

  • Jordan Johnstone (Hull FC) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 2 Match Penalty Notice

  • Ligi Sao (Hull FC) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – 2 Match Penalty Notice

  • Paul McShane (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Throw – 1 Match Penalty Notice

  • Nathan Massey (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice

  • Mason Lino (Wakefield) – Grade A Disputes Decision – 0 Match Penalty Notice

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