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BBC pundit highlights “big call” that went against Leeds Rhinos

As BBC’s commentator’s dissected Leeds Rhinos’ Challenge Cup exit at the hands of holders Wigan Warriors.

The focus was of course on Harry Newman’s decision not to pass to Richie Myler after a sensational break.

But Leeds had another attack after that which ended with the Rhinos giving the ball away after Aidan Sezer had bust the line, gone to play the ball and dropped it.

Sezer said there was interference in the ruck and the ball did touch the body of a Wigan player as he put it down to play it but his frustrations boiled over too much and he was penalised for dissent.

St Helens women star Jodie Cunningham highlighted this as a “big call” but felt it was the right one:

“That is a big call that. We have seen it a few times today with hands in the ruck but that is just a dropped ball that.”

This was something Rohan Smith also referenced after the game.

Smith was also asked about what he thought about Sezer’s display as he returned from injury.

As he assessed Sezer’s display, Smith highlighted a key moment towards the end of the game when Sezer made a mini break only to lose the ball in what some Leeds fans felt should have been a penalty for the Rhinos.

Smith said:

“He had a steady game there. He was a threat carrying the ball. At the back end there, he pocked his nose through and didn’t quite get the reward there which could have ended up being a big play in the game.

“He will be better for it. It is always tough when you come back into the mix after a month out to get back into the full battle and that was a hectic game.

“He did well.”

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