Betts: It was bizarre

Widnes head coach Denis Betts has described the confusion over whether last night’s game with Wigan would be staged or not as “bizarre”.

Wigan orginally postponed the match on Thursday evening because of bad weather, but then a decision was made for the fixture to be staged by Widnes at the Select Security Stadium on Friday.

Wigan are to be investigated by the RFL over the situation.

“It is a bizarre situation,” Betts said after the game.

“We came in this morning not knowing what was going on.

“The game was put on at 11 o’clock and the club has done fantastically well at such short notice.

“But I couldn’t control it. I don’t waste energy thinking about it. I had nothing to do with it.”

Wigan fought back from 14 points down to win 28-26.

The Warriors remain unbeaten in Super League while the Vikings have lost in the first two rounds.

“I am the coach of Wigan and we coached the team to get two points,” Wigan coach Shaun Wane said.

“That is all I am concerned about. I got told the game was off and that was it. All the players got a message – make sure you go to bed, look after yourself, something might be sorted.

“I’m very happy with the mentality shown by the players because this is a tough place to come. To get two points here is a great effort.”

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