Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet will have to do without two of his forwards ahead of Castleford Tigers’ visit to the DW Stadium on Thursday night.
Brad Singleton has been banned for two games whilst Kaide Ellis will hear from his tribunal tonight on how many matches he will be sat out for after a punch-up with Catalans Dragons’ Jordan Dezaria last weekend.
For Peet, the ban on Singleton was harsh, but he can see why the Disciplinary Match Review Panel has given it.
“We can see the way the game is going, but there was certainly no malice,” Peet said.
“You’ve got to ask yourself in the wet at that speed, I think Brad would pretty much have had to disappear but we get it.
“We understand the game has to protect itself and I appreciate the job the RFL has got to protect the players.”
Peet also explained how players need to maintain their cool on the field to avoid such lengthy suspensions.
“Kaide has got done for repeated punching which is difficult to argue with.
“I’m hoping we will get the lower end of that charge when you look at the provocation but he’s shown plenty of remorse.
“We understand what happened and how it escalated, players have got to control themselves or they will be sat out.”
Super League coaches will also be meeting tomorrow with the RFL to discuss the direction of the sport and the Wigan boss has spoken of his desire for clear instructions from the governing body.
“I want clarity, once everyone has got clear direction we can work with the players.
“As long as we know there is consistency on behalf of our club then we will work within the proximity we’ve been given.”