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Sky Sports commentator says controversial Wigan try shouldn’t have been given

Wigan Warriors lead 10-6 at Leigh Sports Village despite falling 6-0 behind to a Tom Briscoe try in the corner and losing Jake Wardle for 10 minutes due to a sin bin.

But tries from star men Bevan French and Jai Field have given them a 10-6 advantage.

However, in the eyes of Sky Sports commentator Barrie McDermott, a former Wigan player, it was a try that shouldn’t have been given.

After Chris Kendall had green lit the try, McDermott said: “Are you happy he still had control of that ball as he put it down? I think there is a case to say that at some point he loses it.

“Chris Kendall is happy with it are you?”

Terry O’Connor, another former Warriors, answered: “Yeah.”

McDermott then gave his assessment of the try:

“You can see everyone moving towards the ball and their hips facing the wrong way and Jai Field exploits it.”

He then gave his opinion that Field lost the ball:

“Tom Briscoe does his best, gets it on his thigh but I think he lets go of the ball, it stays on his forearm lodged between his forearm and bicep.

“I think Leigh are unlucky.”

The Leopards have since missed their own opportunities to get back in the game since.

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