Wane hint at payback as Catalan pair cited

Josh Charnley in need of treatment at Catalans
Josh Charnley in need of treatment at Catalans

SHAUN Wane has fired a veiled threat across the Channel after reviewing Catalan’s strong-arm tactics.

The RFL match review panel last night charged Vincent Duport and Gregory Mounis for incidents in Wigan’s 37-16 in France last Saturday night.

Duport, who was sinbinned for choking Josh Charnley, faces a ban of up to five games when he appears before the RFL disciplinary committee tonight. Mounis could get three matches for a dangerous tackle on John Bateman.

Benjamin Garcia was not cited for a swinging arm on Sam Powell which saw him yellow-carded.

Wane has since watched footage of the incidents, and says his players would relish a potential rematch in the play-offs.

“The only thing I can control is how we play,” he said. “We play it tough – but we stay within the laws of the game.

“I don’t really want to talk about what they did, I’ll leave it with the RFL to sort out, but when they come to the DW next, it will be full on, I can promise you that.”

Three players were left nursing injuries from the bruising encounter.

Wane was last night waiting for scan results on Joe Burgess (knee) and prop Eddy Pettybourne (jaw), while Matty Bowen has a shoulder problem.

All three are doubtful for Friday’s home game against Hull FC.

Salford’s ex-Warrior Gareth Hock could be banned for up to eight matches if found guilty of making deliberate physical contact with a referee.