Former NRL player Jake Mamo had a night to be conscious as he led Warrington to a 21-8 victory over arch-rivals Wigan in the UK’s Orderly League.
The former Newcastle Knights well-known particular person, who scored a hat-trick of tries in the Wolves’ 40-14 romp at the DW Stadium in June, turned into again their hero, pouncing for an opportunist 80-metre attempt to seal victory in his side’s first game for three weeks.
With the Wolves leading 14-8 and the sport composed in the balance, Wigan went onerous at the opposition line.
Nonetheless they spilt the ball as Liam Marshall turned into hit and it turned into Mamo who swooped before sprinting 80 metres to gain the attempt that secured the victory.
Tempers began to spill over in the final quarter and Mamo and Wigan forward Oliver Partington had been then both sin-binned for fighting, marking an incident-packed match for the Australian.
Wigan coach Adrian Lam acknowledged referee Robert Hicks turned into execrable now not to refer Mamo’s leisurely attempt to the video referee and believes he ought to hold awarded a penalty instead for unfriendly play by Warrington winger Josh Charnley (on Marshall).
“I thought it turned into disgraceful,” Lam acknowledged. “We’re meant to be looking at the welfare of our avid gamers and the player obtained kicked on the high.
“Whether it turned into accidental or now not, I accomplish now not know on the other hand it is a penalty and he ought to hold stopped play and gone to the video referee.
“He might maybe maybe additionally composed hold awarded the attempt going aid thru the photos. It turned into distinct that he turned into knocked out.”
Wolves coach Steve Tag acknowledged he had no be troubled with the awarding of Mamo’s attempt.
“You’ve got got obtained to play to the whistle,” he acknowledged. “It turned into entirely accidental.”
Lam revealed Marshall failed his head injury evaluation and can now not play against Leigh on Sunday.