RL Today: Jai Field Player of the Month & more reaction to bizarre yellow card

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Jai Field Player of the Month

Wigan full-back Jai Field has been voted February’s Super League Player of the Month following his impressive start to the season.

He said: “It’s pleasing to win this award. Rugby league is a team sport though and credit must go to my team-mates too. I am loving playing in this team and we have had a good start to the season. I’m looking forward to what’s to come in the next few weeks.” 

More reaction to bizarre yellow card

The big talking point from last night’s game between Wigan and Castleford was the bizarre yellow card shown to Tigers centre Mahe Fonua.

The video clip has gone viral on social media, with past and present players sharing their disbelief of the latest sin-binning.

Fonua became the latest player to be sent to the sin bin as the game continues to crackdown on foul play. He was sent for 10 for what was deemed to be a late shot on Wigan full-back Jai Field.

Reverting to Tag Rugby strips, Huddersfield prop Chris Hill tweeted: “Anyone know where I can get 17 of these before Sunday? Thanks in advance”

Specsavers, who ironically are the kit sponsors for the match officials, tweeted: “We need to talk.”

Reacting to Lee Radford’s comments after the game, Wigan forward John Bateman tweeted: “He’s bang on. At the start of the season everyone was raving about how good of a year it was going to be and it’s being ruined and overshadowed by stupid decisions that are being made in games.”

Widnes centre Jake Speeding tweeted: “Can’t be real.”

Warrington winger Josh Thewlis tweeted: “Really?????”

Former Hull favourite Richard Whiting tweeted: “Absolute f*cking joke. Game’s gone! May as well go to playing touch and pass or just cut the losses and wind the sport down!”

Huddersfield legend Eorl Crabtree tweeted: “I’ve just seen the Fonua yellow card. Rugby league has a genuine problem, these cards could change the course of the game forever. The way the rugby league is expected to be played is becoming very passive. Teams will have to adapt and the whole nature of the sport changes.”

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2 Comments

  1. On top of all this with the cards what has happened to the banter and craik we used to have between the players and refs. For me this was part of the game with players like Jimmy Lowes and Lee Briers having a cheeky laugh with the ref. In more recent years Ben Thaler was class at having a joke with players and Robert Hicks with his dry sense of humour was hilarious. Where has this all gone? All you get now especially with some refs is shouting and apart from odd times they don’t look like they are very happy in their work ? Another great part of the game for me personally that isn’t there anymore. Better to go watch a grass roots game now that hasn’t been strangled quite as much

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