“Rules don’t seem to have much meaning” Twitter divided over James Roby try – How social media reacted to the Challenge Cup Final

Yesterday, 13 was the magic number for St Helens. They ended a 13-year wait for Wembley glory to claim their 13th Challenge Cup. It was a brilliant cup final all told and Castleford certainly played their part in a brilliant contest. Well, that was my view anyway, but what was yours? How did social media see it?

Of course, most of the talk is about St Helens and rightly so but the best player on the field was Niall Evalds. The Castleford fullback was in a league of his own yesterday and didn’t deserve to lose. He certainly gained a lot of praise on Twitter.

After a mesmeric first half from Evalds, the Tigers led 12-6 and looked like they could be on course to cause the upset. However, a couple of huge decisions then went against the West Yorkshire outfit including a controversial James Roby try. Subsequently, the game slowly got away from them. It even led some to question the way the video referee works.

However, there were plenty of supporters who felt the controversial Roby try was rightly awarded.

Others felt Cas were simply looking for excuses.

Take nothing away from the controversial try scorer, however. If anyone deserved to lift the Challenge Cup, it was James Roby. Saints fans quite rightly showered him in praise.

Also deserving of credit is Kristian Woolf. The Saints coach has received plenty of stick for his ‘negative rugby’ this season but on the grandest stage it paid off and led the Saints to victory.

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