WARRINGTON Wolves' fierce rivals Wigan Warriors have seen the points they were deducted for salary cap breaches handed back.

Having appealed the RFL's decision to dock them two points for breaches relating to the 2017 season, a Sports Resolution Panel has now decided to suspend the points deduction until March 2020.

Should the Warriors breach salary cap regulations again before then, the two-point deduction will automatically apply.

Now their points have been restored, the defending Super League champions move from 11th to 10th in the Super League table.

In addition, the panel has ordered Wigan to pay a fine of £5,000 immediately and confirmed that costs of £2,000 for the original hearing on January 24 must be paid.

“It is good to have this matter resolved, after this second independent hearing following the initial independent tribunal in January," the RFL said in a statement.

"The RFL will continue to police the salary cap in agreement with the Super League clubs.”

The Wire face their neighbours for the first time in 2019 next Friday, March 15.