Leigh Centurions fined for crowd misbehaviour at Wigan

Leigh Centurions stadium
Leigh Sports Village

Leigh Centurions have been fined for crowd misbehaviour at their match against Wigan in August.

The Rugby Football League have reached an agreed decision with the club. This comes after incidents of supporter misbehaviour which breached the RFL’s operational rules in their Super League fixture at Wigan on August 1.

Leigh Centurions have been fined £7,500, £4,000 of which has been suspended until the end of 2023, for failing to use best endeavours in terms of supporter behaviour.

An RFL statement read: “The agreed decision involves the fine being invested in a plan of action to improve supporter behaviour, through high-profile support of the RFL’s Tackle it and Enjoy the Game campaigns related to discrimination and supporter behaviour.

Elsewhere in the Championship: Featherstone Rovers fined for crowd behaviour

Featherstone stadium
The Millennium Stadium, Featherstone

Featherstone have been given a £3,000 fine, with an extra £5,000 suspended after crowd trouble during their game against Halifax.

The pair met in the Championship playoffs back in October, with Featherstone winning 42-10 at the Milennium Stadium.

The £3,000 fine has been activated. It was originally suspended after crowd trouble during games against Widnes and Bradford earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the extra £5,000 has been suspended until the end of the 2023 season.

An RFL statement read: “The club has been fined for failing to use Best Endeavours in terms of supporter behaviour, with the club to spend the sum of the fine on high-profile support of the RFL’s Tackle it and Enjoy the Game campaigns related to discrimination and supporter behaviour.

“A suspended fine of £3,000 imposed following a previous case of supporter misconduct in the 2021 season has been activated; and the club have been fined an additional £5,000 with that punishment suspended until the end of the 2023 season.”

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4 Comments

  1. Well, yahoo, fev aren’t the only bad boys of rugby league.
    Christmas has come early for the fans at Post office road.
    WE ARE NOT ALONE.

  2. I do think think leigh should be fined for the behaviour of the fans.

    I wad at the match and it was 1 guy assaulting a steward and the his group mouthing off/hiding him in a coat after.

    The fans involved should be banned all leigh did was sell someone a ticket.

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