World News – AU – LIVE: Legends Explain ‘Disgusting’ Bunker Decision


Rugby league greats Phil Gould and Andrew Johns slammed the NRL Bunker for banning a try at South Sydney center Campbell Graham

Graham during the first half appeared to have pulled off some try when he crashed over the line after making his way through two Roosters defenders

The game was sent to the NRL Bunker for further examination to confirm if Graham had put the ball on the ground

Despite reruns showing what appeared to be a favorable base for the South Sydney center, the bunker ruled that Graham had lost control of the ball as he attempted to plant it

The decision against Graham did not please Gould, who criticized the bunker for always trying to « cancel » goal games

After conceding the first try of the night in just the 3rd minute, the Rabbitohs would respond with attempts at Cody Walker (13) and Alex Johnston (17) to take control of the game

« This is where I start to doubt the Roosters, » former NSW Origin coach Phil Gould told Nine

NRL legend Brad Fittler warned the Rabbitohs could be in a dangerous state of mind so close to the final

South Sydney set to face the Sydney Roosters in a rivalry between the cities tonight, in the final round of the regular season of the year

The Roosters welcome back concussed senior players Boyd Cordner and Jake Friend in what should be a huge boost for the Tri-Colors

But the Rabbitohs, meanwhile, suffered a shock loss to the second-to-last on the Bulldogs’ ladder last week, which their coach Wayne Bennett admitted may be an attitude issue.

« Talking about attitude this time of year it’s a lot harder to turn things around than something tactical, » Fittler told Nine

However, in more welcome news for Souths fans, Fittler said the wet and wild weather in Sydney on Friday afternoon could work in favor of the Rabbitohs

« The conditions are a little slippery which favors [the southern half] Adam Reynolds and his kicking game, » Fittler said

The Gold Coast Titans absolutely embarrassed the Newcastle Knights ahead of the football final with a superb 36-6 beating

It will be a huge blow to the confidence of the Knights who would have hoped to make a decent display in the final round of the regular season, but now face a shocking first-round final exit following the dismantling on Friday. night

On the other hand, it’s all looking for the Titans who end their season after five straight wins to clinch ninth place in the NRL standings, the highest ranking of any franchise in Queensland

Full-back AJ Brimson was the highlight of the night when he hit the field in a spectacular breakaway for one of the Solo Trials of the Ages

Meanwhile, questions will be put to all-star couple Mitchell Pearce and Kalyn Ponga, who disappeared in a shocking second-half bombing raid

Newcastle will now run the risk of forgoing their crucial home semi-final if the Rabbitohs emerge victorious from the Roosters later tonight

Coach Adam O’Brien will have his work cut out for him with just a week to change his team’s fortunes

The Titans flyer refueled in a spectacular breakaway for one of the Ages Solo Trials!

This is sure to be the highlight of what quickly turned into a spectacular night and a back-end of the season for this reborn Titans outfit

Jacob Saifiti, a Knights executioner, has been placed under report for a crusher-style tackle in what could be a blow to Newcastle ahead of the footy final

Saifti was cited at the end of the first half against the Titans when he awkwardly fell on the back of young Tonumaipea’s neck

Although the impact was unintentional, it was more than enough to see the transfer placed in the report.It will remain to be seen what verdict will be rendered by the match review committee, but as the finals approach, the loss of such a big name could prove crucial for the Knights

Mitch Rein with the show and off you go, as he leans in for a sneaky pointer out of the dummy half!

Titans playmaker Ash Taylor set up and completed a spectacular team tryout to get the Knights back on their feet early

While they still have a home semi-final to play for, it was the Titans who shot first into the blocks on Friday night as Taylor changed the pace of the game with a nice flat pass over the edge. left

This sparked a foray down the left flank that saw three Titans players bond before finding Taylor on the inside to cap off the move he started

« Their left side has been lethal this season, it’s a great try in the rugby league, » Queensland tall Corey Parker said in a comment. « Classic rugby league at its best »

Of the Titans’ 58 tries this season, 28 have come straight from the left rim

« They give the ball some air, they lit it, they sing and they score first, » added Dan Ginnane, Fox Sports caller.

The Newcastle Knights will have ‘the game of the round’ in their hands as they face a resurgent Titans side to secure a very important home semi-final

A victory in the last round of the regular season will see the Knights lockdown in sixth place, out of reach of South Sydney who nibble their heels at one point in seventh

This will be a major psychological advantage for the Novascotians who will appreciate the opportunity to play in front of a 50 percent capacity crowd at McDonald Jones Stadium in the Hunter

« The Titans are playing with a great spirit, aiming for five in a row, » said Andrew Johns, Knights legend « But I’m going to go knights up there, it will be a really tough game

« They win this one, they get a home semi-final which will be against South Sydney and they will have 50% capacity, which will be huge »

« Bradman better back and Brian Kelly so they will be on opposite sides of the football field, Edrick Lee back too »

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World News – AU – LIVE: Legends blow up ‘disgusting’ bunker decision


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