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“Ridiculous” – Super League star questions Wigan Warriors decision

Wigan's Jake Wardle after his try against Penrith

Wigan Warriors won the World Club Challenge against NRL Premiers Penrith Panthers on Sunday in what was a controversial but also brilliant clash between two of the world’s best.

All the talk is centred around the winning try from Jake Wardle. Wardle took a pass from Jai Field who was the hero at the other end of the field try saving tackle.

But it would be Wardle who would cross the whitewash at the other end to score the decisive try though many feel that Wardle was held short and the try should have been disallowed.

With an obstructed view, Liam Moore had to refer the decision to the video referee but due to the process that is utilised at the moment he had to decide to send it up as a try or no try to the video referee Chris Kendall.

He went with try and a lack of evidence saw it given as a try which won the game. This has led to questions over the system used in Super League including by Super League star Tom Johnstone.

He said on X: “This making a call when you’ve no idea on field is ridiculous, just say I don’t know check the replay…”

Sam Burgess has his say on Penrith at Wigan Warriors clash

Sam Burgess

Warrington Wolves head coach Sam Burgess was in attendance as a pundit on Sky Sports as Wigan Warriors clash with the NRL Champions and he spoke of Penrith’s ‘arrogance’ before the game.

“There is an internal arrogance within this Penrith Panthers team. They are arrogant but it is what makes them so good.

“Everyone in Australia feels it but to win that competition three years on the bounce, it takes a special team because the NRL is a beast.

“I have been in that competition and to win back to back is tough because you become the hunted, you have to be a beast to win that comp.

“We trained with them on Tuesday and they are bang up for this game, they are coming here to Wigan to take home that trophy they missed out on last year.”

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