Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch will be investigated over comments made in the French club’s narrow and heartbreaking defeat to St Helens in the Grand Final on Saturday night.
A number of decisions made by referee Liam Moore as well as his officiating entourage went against the French side. Fouad Yaha could have had a penalty try when Tommy Makinson was sin binned in the second-half and some believe an incident of foul play went unnoticed early in the game. Sione Mata’utia also escaped punishment for a punch.
That led Guasch to launch a tirade following the game: “As long as I’m president of the Catalans Dragons, I’ll never play a Super League final again until we have three Australian referees.
“I’m furious, at some point I say stop? I wanted to react like an English gentleman because I have a lot of respect for this competition.
“I am proud to have lived these three extraordinary days at Old Trafford as the English know how to organise them.
“But I saw the match again and I tell myself that I cannot let this go by without reacting and making a decision.”
The RFL has since released a statement alongside its Disciplinary Match Review which has confirmed that Guasch will be investigated.