WARRINGTON Wolves have been fined £15,000 over crowd trouble during the Wire’s fiery clash at Catalans Dragons.

Violence erupted in the stands during the Super League fixture at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan back in August.

The Wire have been ordered to pay up £15,000 following an RFL investigation, with a third of the fine suspended until the end of the 2021.

And the club has issued banning orders to two fans involved in the trouble.

Meanwhile, Catalans have been fined a total of £27,500 over the incident - £10,000 of which will be suspended until the same time.

Warrington Guardian:

Warrington Wolves fans at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in August

This amount includes a £1,000 fine which had been suspended following an incident involving the French outfit and St Helens in 2018.

Both clubs have accepted the findings and reached an ‘agreed decision’ with the RFL, which stated that the clubs ‘had a responsibility for the actions of its own supporters and a duty to take all reasonable steps to ensure their proper behaviour’.

Catalans were handed a higher fine that Warrington due to its ‘inadequate matchday planning and stewarding provision’.

The RFL’s chief regulatory officer Karen Moorhouse said: "The behaviour of some of the supporters at this fixture was completely unacceptable and has no place in rugby league.

"Importantly, both Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves have accepted that and committed themselves to taking positive steps in response.

"All clubs have a responsibility to ensure that everybody who comes into a stadium can enjoy the game.

"That is a key part of our Enjoy the Game campaign, which promotes a welcoming and enjoyable experience for everyone at Rugby League, wherever it is played and whatever their role.

"This incident was highly unusual, in a game which has always taken pride in the behaviour of the vast majority of rugby league supporters and the family traditions it has encouraged.

"However, we are aware that it was not the only disappointing off-field incident in the 2019 season, and it is important we are not complacent in that regard.

"We will be working with clubs to reinforce the importance of the Enjoy the Game campaign during the off-season."

Warrington Wolves have also put 'a number of additional sanctions' in place on other fans.

Chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: "The club fully accepts the RFL’s decision in this matter and has complied with the governing body throughout the investigation.

"We have, and will, continue to take the necessary steps to ensure an incident of a similar nature does not occur again.

"Rugby league is renowned for being an inclusive, family sport and we will not allow a very small minority to tarnish the fantastic Warrington Wolves’ supporter base that upholds these values.

"I’d also like to thank all the Warrington supporters who provided valuable information enabling us to complete a thorough investigation."