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Ian Watson explains why Leeds’ winning try could have been disallowed

Huddersfield Giants

Tonight, despite leading 12-0 and 13-4 in the game, Huddersfield Giants came up short against Leeds Rhinos tonight.

Reflecting on the defeat after the game, Ian Watson said:

“We have to be a bit better and smarter in areas and nail our processes a bit.

“Games test you like that. Like I say, I am not too disheartened by it at all. I think we are in a really good position.”

It is another occasion when the Giants have come up short in a tight game after close defeats to Wigan Warriors and St Helens recently.

However, Ian Watson is choosing to look on this fact as a positive.

He said:

“You can look at it positively that we are in them and some things we feel could go either way.”

He then went on to give an example of moments that can go either way in the shape of Cameron Smith’s winning try which he felt could have been ruled out.

He said: “I will give you an example; you look at the Cameron Smith try. You have seen them ruled out for offside.

“Cameron Smith and Justin Sangare look like they are borderline offside and you have seen them been given.

“It then looks like there is a challenge in the air and it looks like it comes off the Leeds player into Jermaine McGillvary which would count as a knock on.

“To be fair if Jake Connor catches it or Tui picks it up we aren’t having this discussion but there are some really small moments in games that decide them.”

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