Warrington fined for breaching shot clock rule

Warrington have been punished for a breach of the shot clock rule.

The Wolves have been fined £5,000, with half of it suspended, for breaching Super League’s operational rules regarding the shot clock, and use of the interchange in their round three defeat at Wakefield on February 16.

The Rugby Football League says Warrington centre Toby King went to ground with an injury towards the end of the first half after the shot clock had started for a scrum.

He was removed from the field under instruction from the referee in line with regulations but then returned to the field when Wakefield were in possession.

Warrington had not used an interchange to allow the player to return to the field immediately or at the next recognised stoppage and were ruled to have gained an unfair advantage.

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