Toronto Wolfpack head coach Brian McDermott has apologised to the rugby league media after failing to attend the press conference after Saturday’s game against Salford.
Members of the written and broadcast press were left in the dark as McDermott left the AJ Bell Stadium without speaking to them, an obligation he is expected to take part.
No explanation was given at the time, the press were just informed that McDermott had left the building and there would be no press conference.
He had just witnessed his side go down 24-16 against Salford Red Devils in a game they trailed 16-4 ten minutes into the second half.
They hit back with tries from Gary Wheeler and Brad Singleton, but they could not push on for the win as Dan Sarginson and Niall Evalds crossed over late on to secure victory for Ian Watson’s men.
McDermott eventually released a statement, it read: “My apologies to the media and the press along with the Salford and Toronto fans for missing the press conference.
“It was not an intended action, but a genuine mistake. There was a bit of confusion after the game, as I waited outside my dressing room for a long while, waiting to be called in for the media. I assumed they didn’t want to talk to me as the losing coach for today’s match. I’d obviously got it wrong, and that was my error.
“Credit to Salford on their win, they handled the tougher periods of the game better than we did.”