Hodgson questions video referee calls but pleased with ‘job done’

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson was satisfied with his team’s 20-14 win over Wakefield but questioned a couple of controversial video referee decisions.

Wakefield half-back Mason Lino scored a try to make it 14-14 in the second half after gathering a loose ball from a charged  down Marc Sneyd kick, however, despite being awarded the four-pointer by the video referee, Hodgson remained confused by the decision.

Following that, Carlos Tuimavave scored to put Hull ahead but they were denied another try in the final minute despite teammate Chris Satae appearing to have grounded the ball, only for the video referee to rule a knock-on.

Reflecting on the decisions, Hodgson said: “I did not think Chris Satae lost the ball. I thought it was a try to be honest.

“I thought we were a little hard done by. I also thought Mason Lino’s try, I thought he was in front of the play-the-ball.

“I do not know the rule around whether or not he has to then get back behind the play-the-ball or is he is considered offside before the play-the-ball is played so I need a bit of clarification around that.

“But what happens if you do not earn the right thing in those results, they do not always go your way, so offensively, I did not think we had enough fight to get those calls go our way.

“What I loved is that we just got on with the job. We did not let it impact on us and we just had to do what we could and have a good reaction.”

Hull initially had control of the contest but a sudden intercept try by Wakefield winger Lee Kershaw and a sin-bin to Bureta Faraimo changed the game.

However, Hodgson remained unfazed by both incidents and was proud of his side’s response.

He added: “When things go against us, we want to make sure we are getting back straight on to what the next job is.

“I thought the group did not drop their heads after both of those occasions when Jake Connor threw the pass and Bureta Faraimo got yellow carded.

“The fact is both of the plays were on but the execution of both were a little bit off.

“We do not want to discourage that type of rugby, we want to be making a massive amount of opportunities and nine times out of ten, Jake hits that pass.

“The good thing is, we defended our try line effectively and very well.”

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