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Marc Sneyd “furious” with teammate after dropout claims Sam Tomkins

Marc Sneyd, playing for Salford, runs with ball in hand, looking to evade a defender. He leads the Man of Steel standings.

The Sky Sports pundits had their say on one of the most shocking decisions from a player we’re likely to see this season from Marc Sneyd as Salford Red Devils lost to Wigan Warriors.

Sneyd had been brilliant for the Red Devils and had masterminded their performance so much so they led 12-10 with five minutes to go but the Red Devils were forced into a drop out and he elected to go short.

There was an error and Jake Wardle claimed it and scored to win the game for the Wigan Warriors.

After the game on Sky Sports, Jon Wilkin said: “Man, it’s just a crazy call. But if you believe in it, right, and you said to your players, go and execute, play it, and do these risky things, you’re so going to commit to it, just maybe not at 12-10 up.”

He added: “But you’re 12-10 up against the champions, I think Marc Sneyd just put your foot through it and get it as far downfield. The simple thing in rugby league, the closer a team are to your life, the more likely they are to score. To just even invite Wigan into that situation in a 50-50 is risky.”

Tomkins says Marc Sneyd furious

Sam Tomkins would have his say then saying that Marc Sneyd was furious with one of his teammates.

“Harry Smith off the field, numerical advantage, 12-10 advantage. Marc Sneyd was furious after that drop out,” Tomkins said.

When asked, “With who? With himself or?” by Brian Carney, Sam Tomkins responded with:

“No, no, with the edge it was David Nofoaluma, a man that’s just been to the club, he was the one out of position. He should have been behind the ball. He’d sent up a centre to catch the ball. Nofolauma went up with him and he’s ended up knocking the ball goes to Wigan but it’s probably something to do with the fact he’s not trained with them yet.”

That being said, Brian Carney still praised the overall Salford effort:

“They’ve gone toe to toe with Wigan and very close to beating them. We had an in-depth look at what Salford do with salary cap constraints and maybe one of the lowest playing bunches in the competition but I again, I’ll say it again, they surprised me again. I shouldn’t be surprised but they surprised me again. This was a refresh, rested Wigan time. This was a refresh, rested Wigan team.”

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