“Frustrated” Ian Watson “baffled” by key decision

Huddersfield Giants were battling Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Salford Red Devils for a play off spot but back to back defeats against Leigh Leopards and Hull KR ended their hopes of making the top six.

Both games were hit with controversy with the defeat to Leigh split in half half after a match abandonment and the KR defeat sealed by a controversial try that left Ian Watson “baffled.”

He said: “Yeah, like I said the obstruction try I’m really baffled with because that makes the game really interesting.

“Then for the game to be decided on a penalty is not right for me. I just thought it was turning into a real good game for me that penalty let the players basically decide it for me.

“It is a bit of frustration mate with it, obviously you want to win every single game but we knew what we were going to get and what game to expect from KR, we got exactly that. You just need a few things to go your way.”

He can’t wait to have video referees at every game next year:

“Yeah, I think it’ll be massively important for the game because that one gets ruled out straight away and then when it’s an six point ball game as it was, then you’re level pegging.

“It’s a completely different game there and people are a little bit different when they’re defending goal line or a little bit edgier.

“So I think the referees will be aided to be fair by the cameras being at every game.”