Hull KR’s Ellis cleared of biting allegation

Ellis had been accused of biting James Donaldson of Leeds Rhinos during Friday night’s game

Last Updated: 21/09/20 3:24pm

Hull KR's Jamie Ellis has been cleared by the RFL match review panel
Hull KR’s Jamie Ellis has been cleared by the RFL match review panel

Hull KR half-back Jamie Ellis has been cleared of a biting allegation.

Leeds second-rower James Donaldson brought the complaint during his side’s 48-18 Challenge Cup quarter-final win over Rovers on Friday and referee Liam Moore put the incident on report.

However, the RFL’s match review panel decided Ellis has no case to answer and pointed out the Rhinos did not submit any additional evidence to support the allegation.

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The case notes state: “Opponent adjusts left hand from underneath player and places hand in the mouth of the player. Footage does not demonstrate the player making a biting motion.”

Meanwhile, Hull prop Brad Fash was given a caution for dangerous contact in his side’s 36-4 defeat by Wigan on Saturday and his team-mate Manu Mau avoided suspension for a Grade A high tackle in the same match.

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Huddersfield front-rower Oliver Wilson was charged with Grade A dangerous contact during the Giants’ 29-6 Super League win over Wakefield on Thursday but he also avoided a ban.

Source : Sky Sports