De­fence holds key to Gi­ants mak­ing an im­pact says Mamo

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

ST He­lens for­ward Mor­gan Knowles has been given a four-match ban af­ter be­ing found guilty of a dan­ger­ous throw.

The Wales in­ter­na­tional was sent off for the tackle on Thibaut Mar­galet dur­ing Saints’ 21-12 Bet­fred Su­per League win over Cata­lans Dragons in Per­pig­nan and charged with a grade E of­fence.

Knowles faced a ban of be­tween four and eight matches and re­ceived the lower end of the tar­iff, in ad­di­tion to a £500 fine.

His sus­pen­sion will be­gin when St He­lens play Hud­der­s­field Gi­ants at the John Smith’s Sta­dium on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 23.

Cata­lans failed in their bid to over­turn a one-match ban handed to se­cond rower Ben­jamin Jul­lien, so he will sit out their game at Hull KR. ■■Five-time win­ners Brad­ford will face West Wales Raiders in the third round of the Lad­brokes Chal­lenge Cup.

The Bulls, who now play in the third tier of the pro­fes­sional game, will have home ad­van­tage against their Bet­fred League 1 ri­vals on the week­end of Fe­bru­ary 24-25.

It is one of four ties fea­tur­ing all-League 1 clubs, who en­ter at the third-round stage, with Su­per League sides com­ing in dur­ing rounds five and six.

Three am­a­teur sides are guar­an­teed to be in the hat for the next round, with Pilk­ing­ton Recs drawn against Mil­lom, Kells tak­ing on the Bri­tish Army and Bat­ley Boys go­ing to Nor­man­ton Knights.

Hun­slet Club Parkside v Work­ing­ton, Brad­ford v West Wales, North Wales v Keigh­ley, Coven­try v Dist­ing­ton, Hemel v New­cas­tle Thun­der, Don­caster v My­ton War­riors, Pilk­ing­ton Recs v Mil­lom, Kells v Bri­tish Army, Nor­man­ton v Bat­ley Boys, White­haven v Lon­don Sko­lars, Askam v York, Old­ham v Feather­stone Li­ons, Hun­slet v Oul­ton Raiders.

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