Tony Clubb avoids ban for late hit on Lachlan Coote

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Wigan prop Tony Clubb is free to face Salford on Friday night after avoiding a ban for a late contact on St Helens full-back Lachlan Coote.

The 32-year-old was penalised for a late contact on Coote in the 65th minute of Wigan’s 40-10 defeat to St Helens on Friday night.

The Rugby Football League’s disciplinary panel deemed an on-field penalty to be the sufficient and correct decision.

The RFL report states: “Player runs to make contact on opponent after the ball is kicked displaying legitimate tackle approach.

“Player makes contact with shoulder on shoulder of opponent.

“Player’s arm is not tucked into position in which to shoulder charge.

“Player and opponent clash heads. On-field penalty sufficient.”

Clubb will be available for Wigan to face Salford on Friday, with the winner meeting  St Helens in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.


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