Yeaman escapes ban
31st May 2011
Hull FC’s Kirk Yeaman is free to play in this weekend’s derby with Hull KR after he was not charged by the Rugby Football League’s disciplinary panel.
The 15-try centre, who has an outside chance of an England call-up when Steve McNamara names his squad tomorrow, could have missed Sunday's match following his dangerous tackle on Huddersfield Giants’ Leroy Cudjoe on Sunday.
But the RFL have only issued the 27-year-old with a caution, meaning he will be available for selection.
Three players will appear before the panel tomorrow, though. St Helens prop Josh Perry and Crusaders RL's Ben Flower have been charged with a Grade B offences for fighting in their clash on Friday, with Warrington Wolves’ Mick Higham picking up a similar grade of charge for making dangerous contact with Leeds Rhinos’ Rob Burrow.
During Hull’s game with Huddersfield, Yeaman’s tackle on Scott Grix, which was deemed as fine by both coaches, forced the full-back off on a stretcher.
Grix was knocked out cold, but has confirmed today that he is on the mend and hoping to face Castleford Tigers this weekend.