SAINTS prop Alex Walmsley has been charged with using his knees in the tackle during Friday night's defeat by Hull.

Walmsley has been referred by the match review panel for the challenge on Tuimavave which resulted in an eight-point try.

It is a Grade A charge with an early guilty plea available which if taken would leave him free to play in Catalans on Saturday.

Meanwhile Jansin Turgut (Hull FC) has been charged with a Grade C strike with elbow on Walmsley. He too has an early guilty plea available.