Wigan chairman slams RFL decision to ask Catalans Dragons for £500,000 bond | Rugby League News |

Wigan chairman slams RFL decision to ask Catalans Dragons for £500,000 bond | Rugby League News |

Wigan chairman slams RFL decision to ask Catalans Dragons for £500,000 bond | Rugby League News |

Ian Lenagan says poor Challenge Cup crowds isn’t down to Catalans

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has branded as “stupid” the Rugby Football League’s decision to ask Catalans Dragons for a £500,000 bond to defend the Challenge Cup.

The governing body suffered an £800,000 shortfall in its financial budget for the 2018 Challenge Cup after just 50,672 people watched the Dragons’ historic win over Warrington at Wembley and made the unusual move in an attempt to avoid a repeat.

The decision was taken as Wigan collaborate with the Perpignan club to attract a 50,000 crowd to the Nou Camp for their ground-breaking Super League fixture in May.

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