Richard Silverwood has his say on Brad Singleton’s red card for Wigan Warriors yesterday

St Helens and Wigan served up a classic game yesterday one that could go down as the greatest game in Magic Weekend history.

Wigan took a 12-2 lead thanks to a spectacular try from John Bateman but the Saints, as they always do, battled back to 12-10 with tries from Joe Batchelor and Jack Welsby however young Jon Bennison failed to add the two leaving the Saints still trailing.

However, he had a chance to level it later when Brad Singleton was penalised for contact with the head with his shoulder and was shown a red card. Bennison levelled it before a piece of magic from Jai Field and Bevan French looked set to win it for the 12-man Warriors.

But tries from Regan Grace and Jonny Lomax at the end snatched the win for the Champions but it’s clear that Singleton’s dismissal was a decisive moment in the match and one that divided opinion.

Even Wigan boss Matt Peet acknowledged this saying there’s not much of a difference between a yellow and a red card in modern rugby league.

He said: “I can understand why it was given. Sometimes I think the difference between a yellow and red card is open to interpretation.”

The decision to show Singleton a red card prompted us to ask you in Twitter whether you felt the decision was correct and around 57% of people felt it was the wrong decision.

But what does a former Super League official think?

Well Richard Silverwood commented on the poll to voice his views.

Answering the question, ‘was it a red card?’ he said: “Under the current madness then I suppose yes.”

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Robert Owen
Robert Owen
1 month ago

Red card all day under the current clamp down to protect players future welfare.