John Bateman’s ban for ‘foul and abusive language’ overturned

Wigan Warriors second-rower John Bateman has been found Not Guilty of a Grade A disputing the decision of the referee in their recent defeat to St Helens.

Bateman had originally been handed a one-match penalty notice by the Match Review Panel but pleaded Not Guilty to the offence. An Independent Tribunal found Bateman Not Guilty.

His original charge was below:

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Denise
Denise
1 year ago

Ridiculous standing down referee I don’t know what is going on in revue panel absolutely sick of these decisions