Donaldson avoids ban from Match Review Panel

Leeds Rhinos forward James Donaldson has avoided a ban after the Match Review Panel gave him a Grade A charge for a high challenge in last Friday’s Betfred Super League semi final at St Helens.

The tackle happened in the 46th minute of the game and was adjudged to be a Careless tackle where the Ball Carrier dips in mitigation.

In the same game, Saints forward Morgan Knowles also escaped a ban for this Saturday’s Grand Final at Old Trafford after he too received a Grade A charge for his late hit on Kruise Leeming in the 66th minute.