Wigan to consider appealing Bateman and Isa bans

Wigan coach Adrian Lam says the Warriors will consider appealing the four-match ban handed to Willie Isa and the one-match ban given to John Bateman following an intense local derby between Wigan and St Helens on Friday night.

Isa has been suspended for two different incidents, with Bateman also incurring a one-match ban for what has been described as “foul and abusive language” towards a referee.

“There was a lot of emotion last weekend and that has to be taken into consideration when making these decisions,” Lam said when asked about a potential appeal.

“We’ll have a look at that in depth and see if there’s a case for us to challenge.”

Wigan were on the receiving end of a 26-2 hammering which left them hanging on to their top-four spot in Super League by a thread.

Saints, meanwhile, kept the pressure on Catalans Dragons at the top of the table.

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Bob Hill
Bob Hill
1 year ago

Lam is as pathetic as his team and neefs sacking asap….most ungracious and unsporting coach ever!