Last Updated: 03/08/19 11:57pm
Super League and the RFL jointly vowed action following the ugly end to Catalans’ win over Warrington
Super League and the RFL are to launch an investigation into the ugly scenes that marred the end of Saturday’s clash between Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves in Perpignan.
Catalans duo Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum saw red after the match for their role in an on-field fracas, while tempers also flared in the stands, with fans trying to climb over barriers to get to each other.
Warrington’s Jake Mamo also received a second yellow card in the incident.
Warrington Wolves vs St Helens
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“We were appalled to see the pictures from Perpignan, and an investigation will be launched,” read a joint statement from Super League and the RFL.
“The scenes are alien to Super League and have no place in our game. We will be taking firm action to make it clear this behaviour is totally unacceptable.”
A Warrington statement explained the club is “working in conjunction with Catalans Dragons and Super League to gather further information”, while Bernard Guasch – the Catalans’ chairman – said: “We are now waiting for the CCTV footage before making any decision.”
Warrington’s statement added: “We sincerely believe that this behaviour does not reflect the vast majority of our loyal and supportive fan base following the team in France this weekend.”
Man of the match Tomkins had created three tries and kicked seven goals as Catalans claimed a 30-10 victory.
“We’ve always had good challenges against Catalans every time we play them,” said Warrington coach Steve Price. “It was really disappointing how the game finished – you don’t like to see that, do you?”