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Sky Sports pundits say “there was nothing wrong” with tackle that forced Hull KR star off

Both Hull KR and Castleford Tigers have suffered blows as they meet on Sky Sports tonight in a wet Jungle in a crucial period before halftime.

Both Paul McShane and Jordan Abdull have been forced off with head injuries but the Abdull one will spark debates as many will suggest it was a late hit and deserving of a penalty.

Bill Arthur said: “There is only a spilt second in that.”

Whilst Barrie McDermott said: “There’s nothing wrong with that. There is almost a whip lash rather than contact with the head.”

Fortunately, both players came back on for the second half.

The Tigers had already had a man sin binned for a late hit.

Liam Watts has been sent to the sin bin after coming onto the field shortly before.

The incident saw him hit Abdull late and was subsequently sin binned.

It didn’t help that this came shortly after Bureta Faraimo’s big hit on Corey Hall as he passed to Ryan Hall with Marcus Griffiths deeming that hit to be late so when Watts did the same he was shown a yellow for what Bill Arthur called “a nudge.”

The Sky pundits Terry O’Connor and Barrie McDermott questioned the decision to penalise Faraimo for the late hit but said “Liam Watts it is, not long onto the field. Now that is a penalty. It is no surprise he has gone to the sin bin with a yellow card.

“I think you can track that back to an error and their execution and over their last two or three minutes their brains are bubbling a bit and they are trying to even things up and they are just rattling cages at the moment.”

The Tigers started the game well and took the lead through a Jacob Miller try after a kick was patted back.

Ryan Hall had a try disallowed when a desperate Greg Eden involvement denied him.

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