St Helens coach Nathan Brown fined £1,000 following misconduct charge

Head coach Nathan Brown of St Helens speaks during a press conference after the Super League match between St Helens and Wigan Warriors at Langtree Park on April 18, 2014
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St Helens coach Nathan Brown is fined £1,000 following his comments about referee Phil Bentham after his side's win over Wigan.

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has been fined £1,000 after he was found guilty of a misconduct charge following comments that he made about referee Phil Bentham.

The 40-year-old criticised the match official after St Helens' Super League 16-12 victory over Wigan Warriors.

A statement on the club's official website read: "He was deemed to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8 (c) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game; Operational Rule D1.10 (i) by criticising the character of a match official or criticising the manner in which a match officials has officiated at a game in which the club has taken part; and the RFL Respect Policy."

Brown, who has also received a warning, has had £500 of his fine suspended until the end of the 2015 campaign.

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