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Saints and Wigan coaches fined by RFL
Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

Saints and Wigan coaches fined by RFL

by: Total Rugby League, July 4, 2014, 4:11 pm

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has been fined £1,000 after being found guilty of misconduct for comments about match referee Phil Bentham made following the First Utility Super League win over Wigan Warriors.

He was deemed to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game; Operational Rule D1.10 (i) by criticising the character of a match official or criticising the manner in which a match officials has officiated at a game in which the club has taken part; and the RFL Respect Policy.

Brown has also been issued with a warning as to his future behaviour. £500 of the fine is suspended until the end of the 2015 season.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane was also fined, although in his case the figure was £500 after he was found guilty of misconduct for comments made about video referee Ben Thaler and comments made to the Match Commissioner following the St Helens clash.

The Wigan coach was deemed to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game; Operational Rule D1.10 (i) by criticising the character of a match official or criticising the manner in which a match officials has officiated at a game in which the club has taken part; and the RFL Respect Policy.

He has also been issued with a warning as to his future behaviour. £250 of the fine is suspended until the end of the 2015 season.

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