On Saturday, Tigers coach Brett Kimmorley did not miss Brent Naden’s decision to disallow a try in the Sharks’ 36-12 loss.
The Tigers had a chance to upset the scoreline slightly when Sharks forward Teg Wilton fired over Dayne Lawrie late on.
Naden raced past several Sharks players to score with just over 10 minutes remaining and it looked like they would have pulled away from a free kick and a man advantage.
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But home referee Ben Cummins sent him to the defense to see if there was an obstruction.
Banker official Gerard Sutton has ruled that Tigers prop Zane Musgrove prevented him from becoming Cronulla’s Royce Hunt.
“The Tigers player is in front of the ball, Royce Hunt has to try to defend. The Tigers player has no right to be in front of the ball and on the line,” Sutton said.
Fox League analyst Dan Ginnane was not thrilled, saying, “Oh goodness,” while Steve Roach added, “They got him for free.”
Kimmorley admitted in his post-match press conference that the Sharks simply wanted the win more and that their pace was “the difference” in the game.
But with the Tigers running through the line in the shape they were going for, Musgrove took aim uninspired, saying he was “a bit curious” about what he wanted to do.
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“I’m not sure where the front rower is going to go when we run some form and he goes through the line and comes back because the ball is behind him to get ready for the next ball,” Kimmorley said.
“I’m curious how he can get out of the football game and not run at the defender like in the first phase of the game … and then we go back and the ball goes back.
“We ask these players to be in shape for the next ball game, which means you have to run back and suddenly you have to lose.
“So I don’t know how that decision is made or judged, but I want to know how a player loses when he tries to go back to the side to be part of the next play-the-ball.
Because if they don’t have shape, I’m figuring out why they aren’t shaped.
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