JOHN Duffy's point about a controversial sin-binning at a crucial stage of Leigh Centurions' Challenge Cup clash with Huddersfield Giants on Sunday has been backed up by the Match Review Panel.

The Leigh head coach labelled the 'massive' decision to show a yellow card to prop Adam Sidlow as one of two 'game-changers' in the second half after Leigh had pulled back from 28-6 behind to 28-18 in the final quarter.

He had also highlighted an illegal ball steal on skipper Liam Hood as he attempted to score after Leigh had been reduced to 12 men but referee Liam Moore viewed at that the hooker had lost possession.

Speaking after the game, Duffy said about Sidlow's sin-binning: "It was all on the shoulder as he's fallen down, so it wasn't a sin binning. It was a massive call."

The Match Review Panel have studied the Sidlow challenge that was considered a high tackle by the match officials and their findings leading to the decision of 'no further action' to be taken against Sidlow have been published by the Rugby Football League.

Notes from the Match Review Panel say: "Player comes into meet opponent. Opponent slips immediately before the tackle. Player does not swing arms. Any contact with the head accidental."

Huddersfield's Luke Yates was deemed to offend with Grade A Dangerous Contact during the contest but has not received a match penalty notice.

Meanwhile, a number of players are set to be on the sidelines this weekend and some beyond.

Kelepi Tanginoa will not be available for Wakefield Trinity against St Helens on Friday.

The former Manly powerhouse forward has received a one-match penalty notice for a Grade B high tackle committed against Catalans Dragons in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.

Leeds Rhinos' Kiwi international Zane Tetevano looks like he will pay a heavy price for the challenge on St Helens' Theo Fages that led to him being sent off in Saturday's Challenge Cup third-round tie.

He will appear at an Operational Rules Tribunal tonight, Tuesday, on a Grade D charge of striking following yesterday's meeting of the Match Review Panel, who have also charged a number of other players from the weekend's action.

French international scrum-half Fages was tackled 'recklessly' with 'hand, arm or shoulder' according to the panel's published notes.

Other players charged:

Tom Lineham (Warrington) - Strikes off the ball Grade C - 3 Match Penalty Notice

Liam Byrne (Wigan) - Dangerous Contact Grade B - 1 Match Penalty Notice

Tyme Dow-Nikau (York) - Shoulder Charge Grade A - 0 Match Penalty Notice

Deane Meadows (Swinton) - Shoulder Charge Grade B - 1 Match Penalty Notice

The following players were handed cautions:

James Green (York) - Use of Knees

Matt Gee (Leigh) - Dangerous Contact

Jack Wells (Salford) - Dangerous Throw