SAINTS have issued a message to fans ahead of tonight’s opening Super 8s game against the Huddersfield Giants in relation to fans being seen to throw beer from the back of the terraces during games, writes Nathan Okell.

The issue has been highlighted recently, with the wife of player Zeb Taia being hit on the head by a bottle launched in the away end at Headingley Stadium on June 15 after Ryan Morgan crossed for a crucial try.

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On that occasion, Taia Tweeted: “Great win tonight from the boys!!! But need to address something... I love how our fans react to winning big games like that but please have respect to whoever is in the crowd with you guys!!! My wife copped a plastic beer bottle to the head after the Ryan Morgan Try.”

As part of tonight’s game-day announcements on their official website, Saints released the following statement: “Saints fans are the best in the world and known throughout the sport as being one of the most vocal and loyal group of supporters there is.

“As a family club we ask that fans are mindful of their fellow supporters and refrain from doing anything that would damage this reputation.

“There have been instances of beer throwing and other anti-social behaviour at some of our games this year and we ask that fans think of those around them and not do anything that could bring further action on the club.

“Anyone caught throwing beer, or any other liquid, risks being banned for a period of games, and/or having season tickets rescinded.”