RFL informed of Rapid Solicitors Stadium pitch invader

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THE Rugby Football League has been informed of an unsavoury incident that happened just after the final hooter of the match between Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Hull FC at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, Belle Vue, on Sunday.

Wakefield lost the match 52-18, and an elderly female Trinity fan made her feelings known by wandering on to the pitch and pushing one of the in-goal judges.

The incident was reported to match commissioner John Holdsworth, who then spoke with ground safety staff.

He said: “It has been sorted out to the satisfaction of both. There’s not going to be any reports to the police or anything like that. The young man (the in-goal judge) is quite happy in how it has been dealt with.”

The incident, however, has implications in that serious harm could have been done to a match official had the protester been of bigger stature and more aggressive. Mr Holdsworth is also duty bound to make a report to the RFL.

The club has confirmed an investigation is on-going and is yet to be concluded.

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