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”
Anyone know where can get 17 these for before Sunday. Thanks in advance pic.twitter.com/dvqQg9cGFJ
— Chris Hill (@Chrishilly1987) March 17, 2022
Specsavers, who ironically are the kit sponsors for the match officials, tweeted: “We need to talk.”
We need to talk
— Specsavers (@Specsavers) March 17, 2022
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.”
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 over shadowed by stupid decisions that are being made in games. https://t.co/2AdA2WPBfM
— John Bateman (@johnbateman1) March 18, 2022
Widnes centre Jake Speeding tweeted: “Can’t be real.”
Can’t be real https://t.co/LqFbIJ4xLc
— Jake Spedding (@Jakespedding3) March 17, 2022
Warrington winger Josh Thewlis tweeted: “Really?????”
Really ????? https://t.co/GuFx3P0W7j
— Josh Thewlis (@JoshThewlis_1) March 17, 2022
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!”
Absolute f*cking joke 🤯
Games gone! may as well go to playing touch and pass or just cut the losses and wind the sport down! https://t.co/TAbEUT6NZX
— Rich Whiting (@Stilts84) March 17, 2022
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.”
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.
— Eorl Crabtree (@BigEorl) March 17, 2022