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Pundits raise big video referee question after controversial no try decision

Warrington Wolves went into last night’s game with Wigan Warriors with eight wins from eight but were facing their toughest challenge yet.

It was a titanic tussle and in the last minute Wigan only led 13-6 when Greg Minikin looked to have scored and given the Wolves hope of a miracle only for the try to be controversially ruled out by the video referee.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Barrie McDermott was left stunned by the decision:

“Wow, Greg Minikin thinks he is the man to grab the glory started by Daryl Clark.

“The crowd are going bananas.”

England women’s skipper Jodie Cunningham then raised a question about how the video referee system works as if they try had been sent up by Chris Kendall as a try it would have likely been given setting up a grand stand finish:

“If that try goes up to the video referee as a try, that is given. It is the no try from the referee that means the video referee has no choice.

“It is disappointing for Warrington, I am not sure they had enough time to do anything with it but they are hard done to then.”

Lastly, Bill Arthur noted that the Wolves players were not happy about it:

“Disappointment there for Warrington, the players are questioning Chris Kendall’s decision, Stefan Ratchford still debating, Wigan celebrating

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