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Jon Wilkin and Phil Clarke say officials got big decision wrong

Last in a classic encounter between the top two, Warrington Wolves were denied a try from Greg Minikin that could have set up a grand stand finish against their rivals Wigan Warriors.

It was controversially disallowed and Phil Clarke felt the wrong decision was reached.

“No I didn’t have a problem with it,” Clarke said of the try.

“I thought it was a try, you saw my reaction, I thought it would be given but I was always brought up to accept the referee and video referee’s decision.”

Meanwhile, Jon Wilkin agreed saying Warrington fans could be frustrated with the officials after the game:

“I thought it was a try. If I was a Warrington fan, I am trying to get into the head of a really serious Warrington fan, you know a season ticket holder, I think they go away aggrieved with the referee tonight for a couple of reasons.

“The first being Wigan slowed the ruck down to an almost painful pace. I am not trying to say that is a fair reflection of the game but I feel like that is what a Warrington fan might feel.

“We have to be balanced, I think Wigan got the better of it in terms of the ruck and have really dominated teams in that area and just pushing that rule to the limit.

“And that try at the end will leave Warrington fans walking away maybe with that in their back pocket thinking the referee did us in.”

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