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Stuart backs bunker's controversial call

Posted By: Raidercast
July 22, 2021, 11:12:27 PM
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart backed the NRL bunker's controversial decision to deny Parramatta Eels winger Maika Sivo a match-winning try in the dying seconds. He dismissed suggestions Raiders fullback Jordan Rapana should have been penalised for the way he bundled Sivo into touch - his hip crashing into the Fijian flyer as he tried to get the ball down in the corner in the 12-10 Green Machine victory on the Gold Coast on Thursday night. Sivo was on the end of an overlap and looked certain to score before Rapana and young winger Harley Smith-Shields forced him into touch. The call could easily have gone against the Raiders, but it would've been cruel given the bunker missed an offside in the Eels' first try to get them back into the game. "It did [have me on the edge of my seat] when they kept looking at it," Stuart said.

More: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7353286/stuart-backs-bunkers-controversial-call/?cs=14239


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