RUGBY League bosses will investigate unsavoury scenes at the end of Leigh Leopards’ Betfred Super League defeat at St Helens last Friday.

A video of an alleged bottle throwing incident by a member of Leigh’s staff towards an apparent home fan subsequently went viral on social media.

The RFL confirmed it has launched a probe into the flashpoint following reports from the match commissioner and Saints’ ground safety officer.

Leigh haven’t so far released an official statement on the incident which has ignited more controversy between the clubs.

Asked about the matter at his weekly pre match press conference Leopards’ head coach Adrian Lam said: “I am not in a position to make a comment.

“But I think the players should be protected at all times in that area. Where I sat I could hear people abusing heavily. I have nothing else to add.”

Leigh captain John Asiata is thought to have been targeted. He suffered a game ending calf injury but was also sin binned in the first minute by referee Liam Moore for a tackle on Sione Mata’utia.

The tackle was deemed as a low tariff grade A and Asiata avoided any disciplinary action.

Last season, he came under fire about his tackling technique leading to St Helens players being injured during their Challenge Cup semi-final defeat.

Konrad Hurrell, who escaped punishment on the night, subsequently received a one match ban for head contact on Ricky Leutele.