Adrian Lam: We do not promote cannonball tackles

Drew Darbyshire

Wigan coach Adrian Lam insists he does not encourage “cannonball tackles” after two of his players were given suspensions.

Ben Flower accepted a two-match ban for a dangerous challenge on Matty Storton and his front-row partner Ollie Partington was banned for four games for a similar tackle on Robbie Mulhern during last Sunday’s 30-16 victory over Hull KR.

Lam said: “They are actions we don’t promote at this club.

“In contact the players have made an error of judgement into the legs, they are aware of that.

“The coaching staff are working with the whole squad on defensive work. We are drilling them every week and making sure we get better.”

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