No charges facing Wigan Warriors from Wakefield Trinity win

No Wigan players have been ruled out of Friday's Challenge Cup tie with York due to suspensions.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 3:55 pm
Wigan's Ollie Partington crosses for a try against Wakefield

The RFL's match review panel have charged no Warriors from their 34-6 victory against Wakefield on Thursday night.

Trinity coach Chris Chester had predicted Willie Isa would face action for a high tackle which saw winger Tom Johnstone leave the action in the 29th minute.

"We lose a player off the back of foul play... I'm not sure how that's not been picked up when we have plenty of guys watching the game in the stand, but somebody will benefit from it next week," said Chester.

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The MRP said the incident should have warranted a penalty, but said: "Player is tackling opponent who lands on the ground after catching a kick. Player leads with an open hand and his arm is below in the shoulder in a legitimate wrapping motion. Worthy of onfield penalty for contact with the head."

The decision will be a relief for coach Adrian Lam who is without five frontline backs due to injury.

Ex-Warriors forward Joe Greenwood faces a three week ban for a Grade C high tackle which saw him red-carded for Huddersfield, while another former Wigan player, Salford's Kevin Brown, faces a one week ban for a Grade B trip.