Sculthorpe, Graham and Obst banned
for one match


Following a hearing of the RFL Disciplinary Committee in Leeds on Tuesday, Paul Sculthorpe of St Helens was found guilty of striking in last Friday?s engage Super League fixture against Leeds Rhinos, resulting in a one-game suspension and a ?350 fine.

Sculthorpe was charged by the Rugby Football League following an incident involving Ryan Bailey in last week?s win over Leeds.

Saints will also be without James Graham after the prop was banned for two games for a similar offence.

Graham was summoned to Tuesday?s disciplinary hearing in Leeds after a late challenge on Rhinos? Rob Burrow. He will also sit out next week?s game against Huddersfield.

Both players were fined ?350 but Saints have indicated their intention to appeal against the verdicts.

Wakefield half-back Sam Obst was also banned for one game and fined ?350 for a dangerous throw in his side?s win at Harlequins. He will miss Saturday?s encounter with Huddersfield.

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Paul Sculthorpe and James Graham of St Helens have both withdrawn their appeals with the RFL against suspensions imposed by the Disciplinary Committee in Leeds on Tuesday night.

Sculthorpe was suspended for one game and Graham for two games after being found guilty of striking in last Friday evening?s engage Super League encounter with Leeds Rhinos.

Both players were also fined ?350 and lodged appeals over their punishment, but these have now been withdrawn.