Hull FC’s Andre Savelio “upset” after claiming racist comment made in clash with Wigan Yorkshire News

Wigan's Jackson Hastings and Hull FC's Ben McNamara hug at the end of the game, with Andre Savelio to Hull's left.  (SWPIX)
Wigan’s Jackson Hastings and Hull FC’s Ben McNamara hug at the end of the game, with Andre Savelio to Hull’s left. (SWPIX)

Second-line Savelio made the accusation in an incident that was reported in the 35th minute when the FC lost 16-14 at DW Stadium.

Referee James Child called the captains together and, in television footage, Savelio cited Clubb that he was not on the field at the time.

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Hull’s coach, Brett Hodgson, said: “He (Savelio) is not good; he’s quite upset.

“I don’t want to speculate on what was said; we have to find out exactly what happened and see what progresses. “

Former England mainstay Clubb did not return to the field, but Wigan coach Adrian Lam said the accusation was not the reason.

Lam said, “I came down from the porch and got the news from below.

“I have no comment at this time until we get to the bottom of the charge.

“As a club, we will follow the protocols and see how it develops over the next 24 hours.

“It is always a concern no matter what club or what player.

“It is difficult to comment until you know what has actually been said or what the accusation is.

“We will make sure that when the issue comes up we take it head on.”

In the game, Hodgson believed that the best team won.

He added: “We knew it would be a tough match and it was.

“We lacked a clinical finish on our sets.

“Our effort was there, but we lacked a bit of completion and we made it too difficult.”

Hodgson, who first lost as Hull’s coach, was unsure of a yellow card in the first half for Jake Connor’s high tackle on Zak Hardaker.

“I need clarification if someone gets hit high, is it an automatic ten in the bin?” said the Australian.

“He hit high, but I don’t know if it justified ten minutes.”

Hull mainstay Scott Taylor had to be helped out of injury in the first period and Hodgson said: “I’m not sure the extent of that at this point, but it doesn’t look good.”

Kiwi center Carlos Tuimavave could also have doubts for next Saturday’s reunion with Wigan in the Challenge Cup, having started in the second period with a blow to the head.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-29 21:56:15