Brown and Wane fined by RFL

Shaun Wane and Nathan Brown have both been fined by the RFL, for their recent comments regarding referees.

The Wigan and St Helens coaches engaged in a war of words, much of the content of which centred on the performance of the referee and video referee during last Friday’s game between their teams.

Wigan coach Wane has been fined £500, while his Saints opposite number has been hit with a £1000 penalty.

An RFl statement in regard to Wane’s conduct reads:

“Mr Wane was deemed to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game; Operational Rule D1.10 (i) by criticising the character of a match official or criticising the manner in which a match officials has officiated at a game in which the club has taken part; and the RFL Respect Policy.

“Mr Wane has also been issued with a warning as to his future behaviour. £250 of the fine is suspended until the end of the 2015 season.

“Mr Wane has 14 days in which to appeal the decision at an Operational Rules Tribunal.”

Half of Brown’s fine has been suspended until the end of the 2015 season.

A statement from the RFL regarding Brown reads:

“Mr Brown was deemed to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game; Operational Rule D1.10 (i) by criticising the character of a match official or criticising the manner in which a match officials has officiated at a game in which the club has taken part; and the RFL Respect Policy.

“Mr Brown has also been issued with a warning as to his future behaviour. £500 of the fine is suspended until the end of the 2015 season.”

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