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[VIDEO] Origin controversy: Inglis denied runaway try

Origin 1 wasn't much of a spectacle. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)
17th June, 2015
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The Queensland Maroons have been denied a try to Greg Inglis in a hugely controversial let-off for the Blues, with a runaway try denied for what was called a knock-on.


Inglis showed great pace to streak away from the Blues defenders, but it was all for nought as the screen flashed red with ‘No Try.’

The referee on the ground called Inglis’ sprinting effort a try, but after close scrutiny by the video referee, no-try was decided with the referee calling a knock-on from Michael Morgan as Mitchell Pearce.

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Inglis picked the ball up after Morgan was deemed to have raked the ball from Pearce’s hands, with the ball also ricocheting off Queensland prop Nate Myles’ hands.

The score at the time of the incident was 20-18 in favour of NSW, and immediately followed a similarly controversial incident where NSW were denied a try due to a forward pass.


Focussing on the Inglis incident, however, and it would have likely put the Maroons in the lead 24-20 with just over ten minutes to play.

Instead, the Blues were given the ball from the a scrum as Morgan, not Pearce, was deemed to have knocked on first despite not being in possession of the football, and Josh Dugan crossed for NSW in what proved to be the match-sealing try.

Maroons fans were irate at the decision, which had an immediate impact on the scoreboard, and undoubtedly on the momentum of the match.

What do you think Roarers? Were Queensland robbed of a try? Was it a square up from the earlier forward pass call against NSW?

How do you think that call affected the match? If that try is awarded, which team goes on to win.

NSW appeared to be finishing the stronger, so would it not have mattered?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.