Gloucestershire All Golds coach Lee Greenwood had nothing but praise for his players after their 62-10 loss to Toronto Wolfpack at Lamport Stadium.
However, Wolfpack coach Paul Rowley accused the All Golds of feigning injury to which Greenwood was left shocked.
Speaking to the Toronto Star , Greenwood highlighted the difference between the two teams in a game which saw five of his players pick up injuries, leaving the visitors a man light by the end.
“A part time team of a lot of young and inexperienced lads against a lot of Championship, Super League experience who are full-time as well – don’t forget that element,” Greenwood pointed out.
“It’s as expected, to me. Some of them aren’t even blokes yet, they’re still kids.”
Rowley wasn’t too kind when talking about the All Golds, though, as he suspected they were feigning injury to slow the game down on Saturday.
“As a sportsman, if my coach told me to do that, I’d leave the club” Rowley said.
“I’m absolutely not feigning injury for nobody. I want to win. You’ve got to back yourself in sport. Or I think you’ve got to look in the mirror and maybe hang your boots up and go and do something else.
“Snooker’s quite a good sport. You don’t get tackled, you don’t hit anybody.”
In response, Greenwood added: “When you clearly can see five guys had to actually come off the field injured, I’m not sure where they were coming from there.”