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Wigan’s narrow win over Hull spoiled by bigotry claims

The Wigan coach, Adrian Lam, has actually assured the club will resolve any allegations of racism “head on” after among his gamers, Tony Clubb, was put on report following a problem by Hull FC’s Andre Savelio.

Just hours after rugby league had revealed it was joining several other sports in a social media boycott this weekend to deal with discrimination, the Warriors might be based on an examination after Savelio was heard making a problem to the referee, James Kid, about a supposed racist remark from the Wigan forward, Clubb. The event was put on report and the Rugby Football League’s match review panel will scrutinise footage on Monday before deciding whether to bring any charges against Clubb.

Lam has actually firmly insisted that if there is an examination the Warriors will take the matter seriously. Speaking after Wigan’s 16-14 win which maintained their unbeaten start to the Super League season, he said: “I have no comment until we get to the bottom of the claims. As a club, we’ll follow the correct protocols. We will make sure that if it’s raised, we will take it head on. It’s hard to comment at the minute, though, because we do not understand what’s been said.”

Clubb did not go back to the field for the 2nd half after earlier being substituted, but Lam insisted it was not since of the claims. Away from that occurrence, his side made it 6 consecutive wins in all competitors after edging a hard-fought contest to end Hull’s own unbeaten start under Brett Hodgson.

” I’ve heard the same things you have, and if it holds true it’s quite frustrating,” Hodgson said of the occurrence including Savelio six minutes before half-time. “He’s bad, he’s pretty distressed. But we require to exercise what took place.”

The Warriors led 10-8 at half-time after shots from Jackson Hastings and Liam Farrell, with Hull’s response coming through a great finish from Adam Swift. The visitors continued after the reboot when Mahe Fonua claimed a Marc Sneyd kick to touch down, shortly after Jake Connor went back to the field following an earlier sin-bin.

Wigan levelled ball games at 14-14 going into the last quarter when Jake Bibby dived over in the corner, prior to a penalty from Hardaker made sure the Warriors protected their winning start to 2021.

Wigan Warriors Hardaker; Bibby, Isa, Farrell, French; Hastings, Smith; Singleton, Powell, Clubb, Smithies, Bateman, Partington. Interchange Bullock, Byrne, Havard, Shorrocks.

Hull FC Connor; Fonua, Tuimavave, Griffin, Swift; McNamara, Sneyd; Taylor, Houghton, Sao, Savelio, Lane, Cator. Interchange Fash, Johnstone, Satae, Scott.

Referee J Kid.

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