Ferriol banned for three matches

David Ferriol
Catalans' David Ferriol picked up a one-game ban last season for punching

Catalan Dragons prop David Ferriol will miss three of his side's last seven league matches through suspension.

The France international was handed a three-game ban and fined £300 as a result of his dismissal in Saturday's 34-28 win over Bradford at Odsal.

Ferriol, found guilty of a high tackle on James Donaldson, starts his ban with Sunday's home game against Leeds.

Leeds's Rob Burrow misses that game too on a one-match ban, like Wigan's Andy Coley and Crusaders' Hep Cahill.

Burrow was banned for a Grade B dangerous tackle on Wigan forward Ryan Hoffman during the Rhinos' 26-24 defeat at the DW Stadium last Friday night.

At 5ft 5in, the smallest player in Super League, Leeds scrum-half Burrow has been charged with making dangerous contact with Wigan's 6ft 4in Australian forward Ryan Hoffman.

Burrow was charged with "using his body to forcefully twist, bend or apply pressure to the limb or limbs of an opposing player in a way that involves an unacceptable risk of injury".

Crusaders second-rower Cahill will sit out Saturday's game against Hull KR after being given a one-match ban for the late tackle on Huddersfield stand-off Kevin Brown during his side's 40-12 defeat at The Shay.

The Aussie forward's challenge led to Brown having to undergo 10 minutes of treatment.

The match review panel at Rugby Football League headquarters in Leeds also issued two formal cautions to Cahill's team-mate Jason Chan for separate offences in the same match.

Wigan prop Andy Coley received a one-match ban for a "running in and punching" incident late on in his side's win against Leeds.

Castleford's Jake Emmitt and Warrington's Mike Cooper both escaped suspensions for fighting during Friday's Super League clash but were fined £500 each.

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