Leigh Leopards will be fined for Sky Sports controversy claims ex commentator

Leigh Leopards lost to Wigan Warriors on Friday night losing their home play off game to Hull KR in the process as we enter into the play offs.

This was in controversial circumstances against the Warriors with Oliver Gildart crossing for what appeared to be an equalising try for the Leopards but was disallowed for obstruction which left the club unhappy prompting them to deny Sky Sports an interview with Adrian Lam.

This will lead to a fine according to former Sky Sports commentator Rod Studd who said on social media:

“I hope leigh have got a good reason for refusing to speak to the broadcast partner. I’m surprised derek has decided to needlessly spend his money on fines…”

Leigh were under the pump in the opening quarter except for an early chance when they came up short with Ben Reynolds who was on the inside ball but couldn’t squeeze through.

There was a suspicion of a high tackle and that could have led to the first try had it been given.

Adrian Lam was clearly not happy about this spotted on Sky gesturing for the high tackle.

Shortly after that, Jai Field jinked and weaved his way through the Leigh defence wrong footing a number of Leigh fringe defenders to score the opener.

Down the left against a right edge without Zak Hardaker, Wigan were having plenty of joy and Jake Wardle came up only just short.

Leigh did roll down field for a chance of their own but Oliver Gildart was denied before a stray pass gave Wigan the ball and then a lovely set move saw Jai Field feed Wardle through a gap to score.

Leigh did have another chance but Josh Charnley was bundled into touch by Abbas Miski.

They did eventually get themselves a try after a lovely break down the left with Lachlan Lam finishing off under the stick with Ben Reynolds converting.

The second half depicted two top teams going blow for blow.

Wigan thought they had found a way through the Leopards defence when Jai Field ducked and darted through the defence but he was brought back for obstruction.

Then at the other end of the field straight after this Leigh thought they had scored with a lovely set play but a very slight obstruction was noticed by Liam Moore and insufficient evidence when the video referee looked back meant the try was denied.