Because you can’t say for certain Souths would have scored a try. The Souths player could have dropped the ball. The opportunity was taken away from them though hence the sin bin.
The only thing Kikau could have done was tackle Papenhuyzen in goal. There was no opportunity for Kikau to score a...
You’ve got it all wrong.
Jakes sin binning was a try scoring opportunity for Souths though. The ref deemed he took out a support player that could have scored a try.
The only time they bin a defender is if they’re certain the attacker would have scored a try, or come close to scoring a try...
There was no potential for a try scoring situation. The video ref confirmed that in the commentary and cleared it. It’s a professional foul (debatable), so only deserved a penalty at best. The 10 minutes in the bin wasn’t warranted.
Take another look. No sideways step. Just stood his ground and braces for impact.
And another thing. Why is it a professional foul and 10 minutes in the bin if it wasn’t a try scoring opportunity? Papenhuyzen has it covered. Should have been penalty at best.
I’m actually loving it. I’m currently watching a replay on fox now. This is my 3rd viewing.
There were quite a number of handling errors and some howlers from the refs, but the game was quite enjoyable.
I’m still filthy at Penrith’s first try. Absolutely disgusted that it happened in a Grand Final which ultimately let to comeback that should never have happened.
Also Jerome Hughes stood his ground. He did not take a step to the left or the right. He didn’t move into the path...
I watched the replay on Fox and it felt like a much better game. I’m convinced the nine commentary team bring the game down as a whole. Something has to be done about Phil Gould. Surely 9 has received enough complaints to get rid of him.
I thought that was the biggest rort I’ve ever seen in favour of Penrith. 50/50 calls go either way, but the Video Ref awarding Penrith’s first try and the Hughes sin binning was the biggest rort since Shayne Hayne and the 2013 GF.
If Parra lost tonight they would have played the Sharks and most likely the Raiders the week after.
Now they get to play Melbourne and Souths the week after.
Instead of getting a favourable run to the Preliminary final, they’re going to go out in straight sets.