Keighley angry after Fryston fracas

John Davidson

The RFL will investigate a brawl that took place yesterday during a Challenge Cup tie between Keighley Cougars and Fryston Warriors.

Keighley have released a statement about a number of incidents at yesterday’s fixture.

“Emmerson Whittel sustained a broken jaw and we believe as a club that the way he was man handled by numerous Fryston players is not in the spirit of the game,” the statement reads.

“The club have also requested that the ear bite on Josh Lynam is reviewed thoroughly by the RFL.

“Finally, the club have also lodged a formal complaint in regards to the manner our players and staff were treated upon arrival.

“Both the 19 man squad and members of the backroom staff were refused entry to the ground without a valid matchday ticket.

“The players allocation of family and friends tickets was then claimed to have been used to admit the playing squad to the ground.

“The club is outraged by this development and will now not make any further statements as we await a full report from the RFL.”