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“I want to see a fair competition” – Lam outraged at sin-binnings and refereeing treatment

It’s fair to say that Wigan’s loss against St Helens experienced moments of controversy.

The Warriors had two players – Kai Pearce-Paul and Willie Isa – sin-binned for late tackles, but Wigan boss Adrian Lam believed that his side were harshly treated by referee James Child.

“It was a weird game, there were a lot of penalties against us at critical times,” Lam said.

“I felt like we should have had a few more go for us, it was inconsistent, but the players were courageous – they had a four-day turnaround whereas Saints have had three weeks off.

“It really frustrated me, there was nothing illegal about it (Kai Pearce-Paul’s tackle) at all; I’ll get some clarification because I didn’t see anything wrong with that.

“Il’l have to have a closer look at Willie Isa’s (yellow card), but I don’t think there was any intent in that either.

“Again it was another 20 minutes against Saints with one or two men off the field – let’s not just be sin-binning players for the sake of sin-binning.

“I want to see a fair competition, and there wasn’t anything wrong with both of them.”

The Wigan boss was, however proud of his side and senses a win is just around the corner.

“I was really proud of our aggression and there were signs that we will turn the corner.

“That was five losses in a row and we definitely don’t want to be there as a club, but there was definite encouragement.

“I know in my heart we will turn the corner very soon and we will get on a roll.”

Wigan did have Oliver Partington leave the field with concussion, but Lam said that he is fine.

“Ollie is walking around the dressing room, he’s in a position where he wasn’t good when it happened.

“I was worried it might have been some sort of bone structure damage, but that was all fine.”



  1. Bob Hill

    July 5, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Please with theur aggression and nothingbwromg with this as bkind as he is ugly ffs!

  2. Dede

    July 5, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    The man is totally deluded. .

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