The National Rugby League has today issued the Warriors with breach notices totalling $5,000 following their Round 5 Telstra Premiership match against the Sydney Roosters.
A breach notice of $3,000 has been issued for the Warriors failing to enter the field of play to start the match when requested, while a second breach notice for $2,000 was issued for trainer Ruben Wiki making contact with an opposition player during an on-field altercation.
“In relation to the Warriors failing to enter the field of play when requested, we understand that there were some extenuating circumstances but teams are fully aware of their responsibilities to enter the field of play when required,” NRL Director of Football Operations, Mr Nathan McGuirk, said today.
“In regards to the second breach notice, Mr Wiki may have had the best of intentions but there is absolutely no reason for any trainer to place his hands on an opposing player or to become involved in the play in those circumstances.
“There are strict guidelines in place around the conduct of trainers on the field and failure to adhere to these can lead to a trainer being fined and possibly suspended.”
The Warriors have five working days to respond to the breach notices.