Oct 11, 2014 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčOld Trafford
St HelensSt Helens
Wigan Warriors
Soliola (54'), Makinson (68')
Burgess (40')

Shaun Wane: Ben Flower is "devastated" over dismissal

Wane: Flower is
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Shaun Wane says that Wigan Warriors prop Ben Flower is "devastated" after being sent off within two minutes of their Grand Final defeat to St Helens.

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed that Ben Flower is "devastated" after he was sent off in today's Super League Grand Final defeat to St Helens.

Flower saw red as early as the second minute after punching Lance Hohaia twice in quick succession as Wigan were forced to play 78 minutes with 12 men.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Wane admitted that the prop made a "huge error" and refused to defend the 26-year-old.

"I'm not going to try to [defend Flower]. It's a red; he's punched him in the head and deserved to go," he said.

"He's devastated. He's made a huge error today but we just move on, we're all in it together. I've made mistakes and he's made one today."

Saints won 14-6, with two second-half tries from Sia Soliola and Tommy Makinson giving them the title.

Refeere Phil Bentham sending off Ben Flower of Wigan Warriors during the First Utility Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford on October 11, 2014
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