A number of key decision went against Salford Red Devils last night but one was definitely key that being the yellow card to Ryan Brierley.
In his absence Salford conceded three tries that turned the game.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, the yellow card came up but Salford boss Paul Rowley emphasised his focus on the set restarts:
“I think it was a tough one. There were a lot of restarts and penalties. When you make so many line breaks and don’t get one. It is an ambiguous rule, I don’t like it not just for today.
“My overriding emotion is that I am proud of the lads.
“We are working in the right direction.”
This came as he said he felt sorry for his players in the defeat largely due to the Six Again rule:
“Yeah I feel really sorry for the players, I am very proud of them. They left everything out there. We completed high in the first half and in the second half.
“I think we made seven or eight breaks and never got a set restart. It is the bane of my life is the six again rule. I hate it.
“It killed us today. Territory and possession went in their favour with set restarts and penalties. Sheer weight of numbers and against a top team we were going to frack.
“It has an ugly luck to it in the end but the fatigue got to us.”
When asked if he felt his players got complacent, he said:
“Absolutely not, it is always your game to lose certainly when in a commanding position like that. We made three breaks in the first four minutes. We were good and we would have been in the second half had we had the ball.
“It is a tough one to take.”