Warrington Wolves boss speaks out on Paul Vaughan ban

Warrington Wolves are hoping to secure a play off spot alongside Wigan Warriors, Hull KR, Leigh Leopards, Catalans Dragons and St Helens.

However, to secure their play off spot they have to defeat Huddersfield Giants on Friday and if not the Salford Red Devils could capitalise against Catalans Dragons.

They have suffered a blow in losing Paul Vaughan to a four match ban after unnecessary contact against St Helens.

This has been hugely controversial and Warrington boss Gary Chambers has had his say:

“He’s gutted about it obviously. He’s been a massive part of what we’ve done this year, anything that has been successful around the team he’s been involved in that. What I would like to say as well is we fully understand and respect what a grade E charge is and we get that and if we’re going to go any further into this, we’re just looking into it at the moment.”

He also spoke about the impact on Vaughan: “Yeah, that’s tough, isn’t it? It’s tough on the lads, it’s tough on Paul and ultimately the fans as well.”

He also called for more common sense: “Maybe, and that’s something that we’ll look into and I’m sure that the people within the game are looking to. I’ll say again, we get why it’s there, we get this grade E charge, we see what that’s about; but I think there’s a bigger picture here, isn’t there?”

He also spoke about injuries: “We’ll make that decision tomorrow when they come in, and see where we are with the squad and how that looks. We’ll know better tomorrow and how they pull up after what’s been done here.”

There was also an update on Joe Bullock: “Yeah, he ran yesterday, he’s another. The medical team are going to have calls this morning to see how everybody is, there’s a lot of tissue injuries here so it totally depends on how they are.”

The Wolves will be hoping to get a win over the Huddersfield Giants come Friday to secure their play off spot.

It is one of six games at 20:00 on Friday.