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Old Frightful

Remember Wigan v Widnes and the infamous switch of venues?

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How did you spot that? Super sleuthing. And just when I was thinking that the Sunday night after the challenge cup semi draw was the perfect time to announce it.

 

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19 minutes ago, Exiled Wiganer said:

How did you spot that?

Received a text from my mate Al in Radcliffe who keeps an eye on your lot.

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So not a fine. Costs instead. What's the difference?

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37 minutes ago, JohnM said:

So not a fine. Costs instead. What's the difference?

"Technical" breaches - therefore they've not intentionally breached and actions wouldn't warrant a fine which would probably be appealable which the RFL can't afford or want because it appears with promised review they're not fit for purpose in any event.

Costs because they did "technically" breach the rules and if they hadn't the RFL wouldn't have been mistaken in pursuing the matter in the first place?

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12 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

Wigan have been fined £2,000 apparently.:no:

That'll learn 'em.

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Get ready for one law for Wigan posts everyone!

Does the spell checker on this forum know any RL towns that it doesn't make silly suggestions for replacing?

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Don't worry, everyone! Wigan will get their comeuppance at the end of July.;)

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League Freak's response to this was amazing for those who didn't see it:

"In one of the most arrogant moves I can remember seeing in Rugby League, Wigan Rugby League club decided that they didn’t want to play their match against the Widnes Vikings on Friday night because they didn’t want to ruin the pitch for Wigan Athletic soccer club who had a match of their own coming up.

Wigan made this decision the night before their game against Widnes, and called it a “postponement” rather than a club decision to just not play the game.

The Widnes Vikings put out this statement yesterday shortly after the announcement which obviously blindsided them:

Widnes Vikings wish to apologise for the confusion surrounding the status of their fixture with Wigan Warriors, scheduled for tomorrow evening."

And for those who want to read more:

http://www.leaguefreak.com/wigan-should-be-forced-to-forfeit-competition-points-to-widnes-vikings-8629/

Make of all that what you will.

Edited by Oxford

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Well that will definitely put other teams off (and Wigan again), well done the rfl in nipping this in the bud....sigh

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