Interim Sharks coach Josh Hannay wasn’t comfortable a couple of name that arguably price his aspect the sport on Saturday — and two league greats believes he has each proper to be upset about it.
Hannay’s males knew lots was at stake once they took on the Knights. A win would have moved them into the highest eight and they also turned as much as play accordingly.
However with scores all locked up 14-all with 10 minutes to go, Cronulla had been penalised for a ‘second effort.’
Knights centre Bradman Finest was collected by Aaron Woods, Jesse Ramien and Billy Magoulias 5 minutes out from his line however the trio drove him again into the in-goal.
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Newcastle gamers put their arms up searching for a response from referee Matt Cecchin. They usually acquired one.
The Sharks had been penalised and Mitchell Pearce kicked for contact to get his aspect in good attacking place.
Magoulias was then pinged for not being sq. at marker and the Knights sealed the sport with a penalty purpose.
Hannay was livid after the sport — not nearly that decision both.
“Each week, each sport you see folks pushed again into the in-goal, that’s a part of the sport For that to be a penalty… they march up the opposite finish after which kick the profitable purpose from that,” he mentioned.
“There was a bunch of calls… They mentioned Aaron Woods stripped a ball right this moment… if that’s not Aaron Woods, it’s an error.
“There have been some powerful selections on us right this moment.”
However he received’t be making any calls searching for solutions.
“Nah it’s pointless, it’s performed. It’s occurred so it’s pointless,” he mentioned when requested if he’d be searching for clarification.
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Michael Ennis agreed with Hannay saying the coach “must be filthy” a couple of name that James Hooper believes may find yourself costing them their season.
“Surprising determination,” Ennis informed Massive League Wrap.
“There was nonetheless momentum within the sort out, that they had each proper to drive him again.
We noticed one yesterday, the referees are calling held when there’s nonetheless momentum from the defending aspect.
“At no level does Bradman Finest cease, he’s nonetheless shifting. They’re allowed to drive him again. If he’s 10 metres or 15 metres out from his line, we permit that. We permit them to carry the defender up and drag them again two or three metres, however abruptly that’s a penalty.
“I feel completely, (Hannay) must be filthy with that.”
“They’re entitled to be filthy as a result of primarily it may price them a place within the eight,” Hooper added.
“In the event that they safe the 2 factors right this moment, they’re very a lot in a stronger place than the place they sit right this moment. I believed it was a horrendous name.”
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James Graham — who performed over 420 high stage rugby league video games — identified that every one that Sharks trio had been attempting to do was “encourage” their teammates at a vital level of the sport.
“That’s nice defence. That’s nice intent from the Sharks being on the again foot,” Graham informed Massive League Wrap.
“The forwards there are attempting to encourage their crew to victory, the sport was on the road there.
“They’re attempting to pressure a repeat set to get the ball again to possibly settle with a discipline purpose and possibly win the sport however as an alternative (the Knights) march up the sphere, (the Sharks) concede one other penalty they usually lose the sport.
“I feel that’s a very powerful name on the Sharks, actually, actually powerful.”