Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hohaia Puts Grand Final Bust-Up with Flower Behind Him

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hohaia Puts Grand Final Bust-Up with Flower Behind Him

Article excerpt

LANCE Hohaia has spoken of his regret and disappointment over his famous Grand Final clash with Ben Flower but insists he has put the incident to bed.

Flower, the Wigan and Wales forward, became the first player to be sent off in a Super League title decider and was subsequently banned for six months for striking the St Helens half-back twice on the head in the opening moments of October's Old Trafford showpiece.

Hohaia's Grand Final contribution was restricted to less than two minutes as he was taken off with concussion and he was later given a one-match ban for provoking his Wigan opponent with illegal use of his forearm.

"I was disappointed with what occurred in the Grand Final," Hohaia said.

"It was a big game and we'd had a tough year. It was a chance for me to step up, lead the team around the pitch and to be the half we needed.

"I was disappointed I didn't get to play a bigger role but we got the trophy so I was pretty happy about that.

"I spoke to the media afterwards and said once I walked off the field that was the end of the incident for me. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.