It’s been a bad week for bombed tries.
Yesterday Sam Halsall, who has been in amazing form it has to be said since making the move from Wigan Warriors to Huddersfield Giants, knocked the ball on over the line as Huddersfield Giants lost to Hull FC.
Though Ian Watson has backed him to “bounce back” after the “big error.”
Meanwhile there were two in the NRL but this one might be the worst from Robert Jennings when he fell over just shy of the line and for some reason couldn’t gather the wherewithal to get up and ground the ball, pass it or even just roll over the line.
You can watch it here as many people shared the bizarre moment on social media.
Never seen this in 35 years of watching #rugbyleague. Why didn’t he get up? Or pass? Or crawl, or do a Luke Briscoe roll all the way to the line? He had an age!#NRL pic.twitter.com/Qj5IBkvkuq
— Andrew Foster (@andrewfoster101) April 23, 2023
That wasn’t the only bombed try this week in the NRL.
Ronaldo Mulitalo is one of the top wingers in the NRL at the moment but was left apologising to his teammates after a bizarre bombed try on Saturday.
The winger looked certain to score in the corner but as he grounded the ball he put his arm on the touchline meaning the try was disallowed.
It is a similar instance to what we saw at the Jungle earlier this year as Castleford Tigers bombed a series of tries against Champions St Helens.
You can watch the moment by clicking here.
It didn't end up mattering as they ran out 33-20 winners, but the Sharks' Ronaldo Mulitalo bombed a try in the most unusual way.
Almost reaching for the sideline. 😅
📸 – Fox League
Listen live: https://t.co/iSIIcn8MQY#NRLBulldogsSharks pic.twitter.com/aNmm32B5KM
— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) April 22, 2023
Fortunately for him the Sharks still won but he has still apologised to his teammates,
“I will be the Derek of the week,” Mulitalo said to the Australian press.
“The boys are going to give it to me on Monday, but I am prepared for that.”
“I tried to be too conservative,” Mulitalo said. “Lachlan Ilias is giving me nightmares about my put downs, so I gunned to the corner, I went hard, and I just wanted to make sure I got it down.
“Unfortunately, I had my hand out so maybe I need to back myself more and get into the in-goal, but I saved one and set up one up, so at the end of day I don’t feel too bad.”