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Hull KR fans agree on what happened v Catalans Dragons

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Hull KR supporters were left cursing the introduction of golden point once more on Saturday as the Robins lost 15-14 against Catalans Dragons. Rovers could have gone second in the Super League table had they picked up the two points against the French, but they got off to a slow start at Craven Park. 

Tries from Alrix da Costa and Tom Johnstone helped Catalans into a comfortable 14-0 at lead at the break in east Hull as Steve McNamara’s side dominated through the middle and left Rovers struggling for answers. The home side hit back after the break, though, with Jack Broadbent and Joe Burgess getting over the line, while the three goals kicked by Mikey Lewis helped level the scores before the 80 minutes were up. 

Ultimately then it was Theo Fages’ golden point drop goal that settled the contest, breaking the Robins’ hearts. Hull KR are no strangers to golden point, of course, with Saturday’s game being the seventh time the Robins have entered sudden death at the end of a Super League game since the start of the 2019 campaign.

However, it was also the fifth time they have come up empty handed, with their two wins, against Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos being four years apart, with debutant Brad Schneider being the difference maker in the latter last season. After so many agonising defeats, it’s hardly a surprise that KR fans don’t have the best relationship with golden point and supporters took to social media once more on Saturday night to voice their anguish and question its existence in the game. 

Hull KR fans agree on what happened v Catalans Dragons

Matty Storton

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One KR fan on X wrote: “Can’t get to grips with golden point in a normal league game, why a draw and a point on the table isn’t enough I’ll never know.” 

Another added: “I said it before and I’ll say it again I hate the golden point should kick it back to the NRL from where it came.” 

“HATE GOLDEN POINT!,” a particularly exasperated supporter wrote and the same three words appeared across the social media platform on numerous occasions. 

In a bizarre quirk of fate, Leeds Rhinos’ clash with London Broncos also went to golden point on Saturday. Brodie Croft won that one, slotting a one-pointer four minutes after the restart. 

That prompted one rugby league fan to write: “Both of today’s games gone to golden point. Don’t really know why they don’t call it draw and take a point each! If nobody scores in 15 minutes it will be a draw. Has happened once this season.” 

Golden point has been seen 33 times since it was introduced by Super League in 2019.

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  1. John

    July 11, 2024 at 8:17 am

    Fully agree with getting rid of golden point, but having won against Cas the week before by GP, we can hardly complain that this loss on GP robbed us of second place. No GP and two draws would see us with exactly the points we have now.

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