Explained: Why Matt Parcell try had to be given

We are headed to golden point extra time in one of the all time Great Challenge Cup Finals between Leigh Leopards and Hull KR at Wembley.

This is after a controversial try from Matt Parcell. The kick went to the left, was challenged for by Zak Hardaker and Hull KR players, came down and was grounded by Matt Parcell in one of the all time great Challenge Cup moments.

However, the Robins had to wait to celebrate as the try went to the video referee to be verified by Liam Moore.

Moore said he would take as much time as he needed to reach a decision because it is a Challenge Cup Final.

He reiterated that he couldn’t see who the ball touched and in that case the try has to stand given that it was sent up as a try by Chris Kendall.

In the end Moore also felt that it had touched Hardaker.

It was a great game as Hull KR struck first. Elliot Minchella gave away that penalty but immediately made amends as he broke through and found Jez Litten in support to score.

A Tom Briscoe error nearly led to a Tom Opacic try as the ball was kicked ahead. Opacic was then tripped up by Lachlan Lam who went for the ball but it was deemed an accident and no penalty try was given.

Leigh then said anything you can do we can do better as Kai O’Donnell broke through in similar fashion finding Lachlan Lam in support to score.

Minchella’s strange day kept going as he was penalised for a hit on Ben Reynolds and the Leopards took a 10-6 lead as Hull KR went down to 12 men.

Hull KR then nailed a penalty of their own on the stroke of halftime to make it 10-8.

The second half started as the first one ended with a Hull KR penalty as Hull KR drew level at 10-all.

It was then a very tense second half as neither side gave each other an inch. Try scoring sensation Josh Charnley had a chance when he got the ball wide but was held up.

Tom Briscoe scores tries at Wembley like it’s his backyard. Today was his eighth Challenge Cup Final try in his fifth final appearance and his eighth in the last four. He struck a decisive blow in the corner for the Leopards after a sweeping move.

But that try was cancelled out when Parcell touched down to score in the 79th minute after a kick bounced off Zak Hardaker.