WARRINGTON Wolves head coach Steve Price has hit out following a 30-10 loss at Catalans Dragons that ended with disgraceful scenes of fighting on and off the pitch.

A brawl that resulted in red cards for Catalans Dragons pair Micky McIlorum and Sam Tomkins concluded a fiery encounter as violence broke out at the rear of the stand where Warrington Wolves fans were housed.

Reports of beer bottles and chairs being thrown at Wire fans from guests in the hospitality boxes are said to have led to the ugly scenes.

“I thought the control of the game was no where up to Super League,” said Price towards the end of his post-match press conference.

“I’ll have to take that up with Steve (Ganson, RFL head of match officials) and the powers above, as no one likes to witness those type of events that went on through the game when there was a deliberate knee in players’ heads when they were down on the ground, spear tackles, blokes getting tied up. It’s not good for our game.”

Further commenting on Catalans Dragons’ display, he said: “They were committed. That’s what they do, they try to frustrate you and they got away with it today.”

He was asked if he thought events on the pitch may have influenced some of the events in the stands

The response was: “What do you reckon? I think you’re answering the question yourself there, pal.”

Earlier in the conference, Price said: “We’ve always had good challenges with Catalans every time we play them.

“It was really disappointing how the game finished. You don’t like to see that.

“We had our chances. We were in front for a while. We were in an arm wrestle, we were going hard, they were going hard.

“The two yardage areas back-to-back, coming out of trouble, killed us. And then momentum swung.”

Price was asked about Blake Austin’s injury and he said: “It’s way too early to be able to say about Blake’s injury at the moment.

“We’ve got a few bumps and bruises in the sheds.”