Two controversial tackles early in Grand Final

Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons are locking horns in the Super League Grand Final and we have already seen two somewhat controversial tackles early on.

We saw man of the hour Sam Tomkins taken late by Liam Farrell with an arm across the chest which some may have felt was too late but official Liam Moore waved play on.

Then Siosiua Taukeiaho hit Abbas Miski with a thunderous shot. However, there was a suspicion of contact with the head given the way Miski ran the ball in.

Also it could have been deemed a shoulder charge but the official waved play on.

So far it has been a physical affair with neither side willing to be the one to blink first at the Theatre of Dreams.

The 2023 Super League Grand Final saw Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons butt heads. The top two after the regular season level on points with one another and Champions St Helens.

Thus, this made for the most apt Grand Final as Wigan chased a sixth Super League title and Catalans Dragons battled to become the first new team since 2004 to lift the Super League trophy.

Their appearance at Old Trafford made history itself as they became only the sixth different team to reach more than on Grand Final after Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Bradford Bulls and St Helens as well as their opponents Wigan Warriors.

Thus, it was posed to be a historic Grand Final in which former Wigan star Sam Tomkins was set to play a huge role in what was his final ever game before retirement.