Whitehaven’s coaches can expect X-rated viewing when they study a video of Keighley’s derby clash with Hunslet on Sunday.

Gary Charlton and Jonty Gorley were due to look at the match ahead of tonight’s training session at the Recreation Ground.

The League One clash was marred by ugly scenes throughout and culminated in a mass brawl right after the final hooter.

Hunslet won the game 32-10 and are still right in the picture for a prominent place in the play-offs.

But it was the discipline of the players which dominated post-match views with Keighley head coach Rhys Lovegrove, saying: “They were unsavoury scenes and you don’t want to see that on any rugby league field.

“You want to see a nice, clean and aggressive game but when you’ve got players going into challenges like that, especially against our younger players. I expect my experienced players to go in and stick up for them.

“So, I am proud of my lads that when the chips went down they weren’t afraid to come and get stuck in. We’ll have to now see how disciplinaries go when they come in.”

The first half ended with the first of many ugly turns after a dangerous tackle led to a brawl and resulted in Keighley’s Kieran Moran being sin-binned.

This then spilled into the tunnel as the sides made their way back into the dressing room, with Keighley full-back Louis Sheriff on the receiving end of a cheap punch.

Late on the game turned nasty once more with a series of altercations eventually resulting in Duane Straugheir (Hunslet) and Tyler Prell (Keighley) being sin-binned.

Then following the final hooter, a cheap shot on Keighley prop Spencer Darley resulted in him being hospitalised. That led to a mass brawl with the Cougars’ second row Dan Parker sent off for an alleged butt with Hunslet’s Josh Tonks and Dale Bloomfield also being shown red for fighting and running in and punching respectively.

Clearly suspensions will follow for players on both sides, and some may have even played their final games of the season.

Haven go to Keighley on Sunday looking for the first of three wins which will hand them the League One title.

There is also the possible scenario of Haven winning at Keighley and Oldham losing to Doncaster which would leave the Cumbrians able to win the championship at home to West Wales in their final home game of the season.

Haven chairman Tom Todd said: “That would be the perfect finish to the season, winning the League in front of our own fans. But we have to make sure we win at Keighley first.”