More so called bad luck upon reflecting on the Blair try. In both rugby league and in rugby union, if the referee believes that a try has been prevented by the defending team's misconduct, he may award the attacking team a penalty try. Penalty tries are always awarded under the posts regardless of where the offence took place. In rugby league, an 8-point try is awarded if the defending team commits an act of foul play as the ball is being grounded. The try is awarded, and is followed by a conversion attempt, in-line from where the try was scored, and then a penalty kick from in front of the posts. In rugby union, foul play after a try being scored results in a penalty being awarded on the half way mark, in lieu of a kick off. By that definition, the right decision was made. But a pretty dumb rule when you think about it. You can knock someone's head off after a try, get sin binned but have no fear, no additional penalty shot will be awarded because the infringement occurred AFTER the ball was grounded. It's the only time in a game when a penalty is not a penalty (other than off-side in extra time). You would think that the NRL would have had plenty of time to have reconsidered this rule. Right now it's an 8 point try if Billy Slater's stud fly into your face as you are putting the ball down. No 8 point try if Billy arrives a fraction late, AFTER the ball is grounded and rips your face off with his studs leading in some sort of karate slide tackle.