Ashworth free to face Leeds on Friday

St.Helens’ Jack Ashworth is free to play against Leeds Rhinos on Friday night after his dangerous contact charge has been downgraded from grade B to A which combined with his previous clean record means he will face a 0 match penalty notice.

Story updated: 19/06/2019

The club appealed Ashworth’s one match suspension after he was found guilty of making dangerous contact on Huddersfield Giants player Oliver Russell in the 36th minute of the Betfred Super League round 18 fixture on Friday.

Ashworth pleaded not guilty to the Grade B offence for ‘striking with his hand, arm or shoulder of his opponent’ and the RFL overturned the one match penalty notice.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook was also charged with making late contact on Lee Gaskell, but will face no ban, whilst James Bentley is also available for the Super League round 19 clash with Leeds Rhinos on Friday after he was adjudged to lift Jake Wardle into a dangerous position in the 68th minute, but like LMS, will face a 0 match penalty notice.

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