Wigan Warriors' Liam Byrne carded after first tackle in scenes reminiscent of Adrian Morley

Liam Byrne channelled his inner Adrian Morley after he was carded after the first tackle in Huddersfield Giants' clash with Wigan Warriors. The Ireland international was sin binned after being penalised for a high tackle in the opening seconds of the Warriors clash with the West Yorkshire side.

Byrne, who was red-carded in Wigan's Good Friday defeat to St Helens earlier this season, was involved in a thunderous collision from the kick-off as he collided with Huddersfield Giants prop, Matty English. The challenge was immediately penalised by match official, Aaron Moore, before the video referee intervened, making promoting the punishment to a sin bin.

It drew comparisons to Morley's infamous red card almost 21 years ago. The legendary forward was sent off after a brutal high tackle in the first tackle of Great Britain's clash with Australia, with Morley flattening Robbie Kearns.

That said, the loss of Byrne didn't seem to hurt Wigan too much, as they would subsequently score a minute later with their first touch of the ball. Winger Liam Marshall scored a breakaway try after a Huddersfield kick fell kindly for him.

Matt Peet's side would go into half-time with a 12-6 lead, with Bevan French adding another Wigan try, though Elliot Wallis replied for the Giants with a spectacular solo try.

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