RFL admits it was wrong in game-breaking decision

Leeds inflicted a 15-13 defeat on Wakefield last weekend, but the game was marred by a controversial moment in Golden Point.

Jay Pitts was penalised for a ball strip on Leeds’ King Vuniyayawa, with Rhyse Martin slotting the penalty through the posts.

But, Chris Chester has revealed RFL referees’ boss Steve Ganson rang him on Monday to say the decision was incorrect, the Wakefield Express has confirmed.

Chester said he “appreciated the call”, but admitted: “That doesn’t help us.

“We are not going to get the two points, but I thought we deserved something from the game.”

He added: “It is such a hard rule to police, I can’t be overly critical of [referee] Robert Hicks.

“What he has seen is obviously one elbow touch the floor and another that looked like it did.

“The ball-carrying elbow didn’t touch the floor, which means the ball’s not dead.”

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1 year ago

Now we need The RFL to also sat they got it WRONG! giving the Toulouse v London Broncos game to Toulouse, when COVID-19 was so prevalent in both places, the match such have been put back!