State of Origin: The fight, THAT try, and the outrage
Thu, 24 May 2012 10:38a.m.
An absorbing and controversial start to this year’s State of Origin series in Melbourne – with Queensland putting one hand on an unbelievable seventh series win in a row.
The referees are coming under fire, as the Maroons got the better of a desperate New South Wales 18-10 in Game One.
Sam Ackerman reviews the match, where the biff was back and some contentious calls were made.
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25/05/2012 12:04:25 p.m.
Just ask any 10 year old kid playing footy in the local park - it was a knock on every time! Its embarassing listening to all this political correctness rubbish. The Blues will be back - a good effort in the face of some poor refereeing decisions.The sun is setting on the Maroon dynasty!
25/05/2012 10:27:24 a.m.
As Harrigan said: it was a rebound. The ball went toward the NSW goal line because when Farah kicked at the ball (which he clearly did) it bounced away from Inglis. If the ball had bounced off Inglis' head, the result would've been the same. Try. Really brave - and ultimately correct - refereeing call.
24/05/2012 1:48:14 p.m.
Riddle me this. IF Farah did kick the ball out, he was kicking it in the opposite direction (ie towards QLD dead-ball line), yet it came out of Inglis' hands falling FORWARD to NSW dead-ball line. So even IF Farah did kick it intentionally, Inglis still lost control of it FORWARD. Because I'm certain it wasn't the wind blowing it forward, it wasn't Farah's boot kicking forward, so it could only be Inglis LOSING IT FORWARD. And yes it changed the whole game. Absolute disgrace of a call. Sean Hampstead should referee schoolboy league games for the next 3 months and give a formal apology. I'm serious.
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