Wane sees red over Green hit

Tempers flare at Craven Park during the 5th round cup tie
Tempers flare at Craven Park during the 5th round cup tie

WIGAN Warriors boss Shaun Wane was left fuming at the manner in which his side lost Blake Green in the Challenge Cup win at Hull KR.

With Matty Smith already sidelined for the game, Green was struck with an apparent shoulder charge from Cory Paterson after just eight minutes in a fiery opening to the 46-14 win.

Green had already shipped a pass to Harrison Hansen and with the ball already gone, referee Richard Silverwood didn’t see enough of the incident to do anything more than put Paterson on report.

“You can’t give your opinion on these things because there are people here listening,” said Wane.

“I give up. I can’t say what I want to say and I’d just rather move on.

“It’s shocking. Blake’s in a bad way and when he was knocked unconscious he has also damaged his ankle on the way down because he was unconscious when he fell.”

Wane revealed that the extend of the injury is unknown until Green is scanned today.

Despite the bitter loss of the master craftsman’s ability to carve up defences with his slick passing, Wigan cancelled out David Hodgson’s early score with the fist two of Sam Tomkins’ four tries before half time.

“Because of the what we had to overcome this was my most satisfying win since 2010,” said Wane.

“I thought to overcome what they threw at us was fantastic. They played with a lot of determination.

“It was an old fashioned cup tie I thought. It was a real tough battle and I’m impressed with every player.”