Terry O’Connor questions crucial no try decision

Terry O’Connor has questioned the decision to disallow a Josh Griffin try against St Helens last night.

The centre attempted to power over from dummy half late in the first half as Hull FC battled the Champions.

The try was sent up to the video referee as a no try and that decision was upheld.

However, O’Connor believes the try could have been given in a moment that could have changed the game.

He said: “I thought this could have been a try. There looks to be a hand under the point of the ball but the belly of the ball could have hit the ground but it was sent up as a no try.”

The Black and Whites perhaps should have won the game with Brad Dwyer fumbling a huge chance with just minutes to go with the line at his mercy.

That perhaps embodies the luck Saints had in the mind of Phil Clarke who said on Sky Sports that the Saints were lucky especially to lead at halftime with Clarke saying Hull FC were the better team.

He said: “The best team in the first 40 were behind at halftime. I thought Hull FC were amazing especially with their confidence.

“I think when you look back on that first half, we can overlook the importance of luck in sport.

“Jack Welsby rode his luck in that first half, a great player but he rode his luck when he loses that ball in the in goal area, it is flicked out but bounced back to him and it is only a goal line drop out.”

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Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
9 days ago

Are we surprised that three ex Wigan players disapprove of a saints win.