Rugby League: A new battle for Robinson and Rathbone

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Wigan's chairman, Jack Robinson, and their vice chairman, Tom Rathbone, face a new fight to remain on the Central Park board.

Robinson has agreed to hold an extraordinary general meeting, likely to be in September, where it is expected shareholders will again vote upon his and Rathbone's future.

The move comes after Wigan Shareholders Action Group sent a file to the police alleging irregularities in the previous votes of no confidence faced by Robinson and Rathbone, held in May. Both directors remained in power with victories of 80 and 82 votes respectively. A police investigation is still ongoing.

Robinson said: "We have agreed to convene another EGM and are hoping that will put an end to the matter."

Meanwhile, Wigan have fined the international players Gary Connolly, Martin Hall and Craig Murdock pounds 500 each for "raucous" behaviour on the return leg of their journey back from Australia recently. The fines are the maximum allowed by the club.

Robinson added: "They have been fined for behaviour not becoming of professional players."

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