“Stop spoiling games” – Ryan Brierley slams red card decision in Challenge Cup semi-final

Yesterday Hull KR booked their place in the Challenge Cup Final against Leigh Leopards at Wembley. It was an amazing game between two great teams as Wigan Warriors came up short in great game they were once in control.

The game was won in golden point extra time by the Robins and their new boy Brad Schneider who nailed a second successive drop goal at Headingley after he nailed a scruffy one last week against Leeds Rhinos.

This time it was a far better strike and deserved to win the game in golden point extra time.

It was a game though that will be dominated by the red card for Joe Shorrocks just after halftime as he hit Mikey Lewis high.

However, this prompted a lot of people to slam the decision.

Former Hull KR star Ryan Brierley even said the decision “spoiled” the game and called for officials to stop “getting big calls wrong.”

The game has been a pulsating affair in the wet. The Robins could have been forgiven for feeling hard done by when Ryan Hall pulled out of the side late before kick-off but they stood up to early pressure before a delightful scrum move saw Louis Senior slide in at the corner.

Hall’s injury saw Mikey Lewis moved to fullback and Ethan Ryan moved to the wing. Lewis showed his worth with amazing footwork to confuse the Wigan chasers when they looked to trap him in goal.

Hull KR had the better of the first half but they were behind when Jai Field was given enough space to weave through and score in the corner.

Up against it at this point in the game, Shaun Kenny-Dowall turned the game when he intercepted but sadly he couldn’t go the distance but the Robins were now building pressure.

After absorbing a spell of pressure themselves, Wigan went down field and nailed a penalty to make it 8-4.

As aforementioned, the Warriors have now added to their lead after a second penalty from Harry Smith, his third goal of the game to give them a 10-4 lead which was cancelled out by an Ethan Ryan try.