Roby cleared to play in semi-final

Saints Player  James Roby
Saints Player James Roby
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JAMES Roby has been cleared to play in Saturday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan Warriors.

The St Helens and England hooker avoided suspension at Tuesday night’s meeting of the RFL Disciplinary Committee.

The 25-year-old was charged with a Grade A offence for a dangerous throw on Castleford Tigers player Kirk Dixon in Sunday’s 46-26 victory.

After taking Roby’s guilty plea and his exemplary disciplinary record into account, in which he had played nearly 260 matches without a blemish, the panel issued a future warning of the player’s conduct and a £500 fine.

The decision came as a massive relief to the club who had faced the prospect of taking on the Warriors without one of their key players.