Wigan Warriors’ Willie Isa cited for bizarre referee incident in loss to Wakefield Trinity

Looking at the Disciplinary Match Review Panel’s findings from this afternoon, there was one particular incident that stood out.

Despite 13 players being banned, one of those cited who wasn’t subsequently banned was Wigan Warriors star Willie Isa.

However, he was cited for ‘Match Official contact’ in the eleventh minute of Wigan’s loss to Wakefield Trinity yesterday, with the Minutes then stating that: “Player places hand on referee in a non-aggressive way when communicating.”

That loss to Wakefield signalled a lost chance for the Warriors to close the gap between themselves and leaders St Helens who have occupied top spot for the overwhelming majority of the season.

Meanwhile, Saints weren’t squeaky clean from the weekend’s round of fixtures considering that loose forward Morgan Knowles copped a one match ban.

Here is the full list:

Corey Norman (Toulouse) – Grade F Other Contrary Behaviour – Refer to Tribunal
Olly Ashall-Bott (Toulouse) – Grade B Trip – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Sam Kasiano (Catalans) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Adam Milner (Castleford) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Suaia Matagi (Castleford) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Matt Parcell (Hull KR) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Ethan Ryan (Hull KR) – Grade B Other Contrary Behaviour – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Jack Ashworth (Huddersfield) – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Kelepi Tanginoa (Wakefield) – Grade C Dangerous Contact – 3 Match Penalty Notice
Mike Cooper (Wigan) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Kane Evans (Hull FC) – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Jake Connor (Hull FC) – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Morgan Knowles (St Helens) – Grade A Shoulder Charge – 1 Match Penalty Notice
The following players were handed cautions:

Matt Parcell (Hull KR) – Other Contrary Behaviour
Matty Ashurst (Wakefield) – Other Contrary Behaviour

Tanginoa’s ban counts for the most which is perhaps down to the fact that he was banned just the week before.

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