State of Origin, Junior Paulo, Daly Cherry-Evans, controversial try, obstruction, scores, series opener, Queensland Maroons - petsitterbank

State of Origin, Junior Paulo, Daly Cherry-Evans, controversial try, obstruction, scores, series opener, Queensland Maroons

NRL greats Braith Anasta and Cooper Cronk have questioned why a Daly Cherry-Evans try was allowed to stand despite what appeared to be a clear hold on a NSW player in the build up.

The Blues defensive line looked non-existent as the halfback broke from the scrum, stepping on his right foot to leave Tariq Sims wanting to make the score 10-4 in the series opener which the Maroons claimed 16-10.

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Replays, however, showed Blues forward Junior Paulo being held back in the scrum.

Blues players protested with captain James Tedesco challenging referee Ashley Klein but the try was allowed to stand.

“I think it could’ve been looked at,” Cronk said on Fox League after the match.

“The thing that saved the try is that Paulo didn’t react, I think had Paulo had’ve made a scene”

“So you’ve got to sell it now?” Yvonne Sampson questioned.

“Well you do, you have to take the attention to you,” Cronk replied.

“It shouldn’t be that way,” Braith Anasta replied.

“You should be, there was a hand over the top. I don’t think he’s stopped him enough to get out,” Cronk answered.

“What’s enough?” Anasta questioned.

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“If you feel like you’ve been held in, make a scene, that’s the whole point,” Cronk said.

“What you’re saying is right Coops, but he holds him back,” Anasta replied.

“That’s a meter of room that Paulo can make a legs tackle at least on DCE (Daly Cherry-Evans) at least.”

Cronk said Paulo needed to “jump up and down” and make it obvious to the referee but Anasta said that it shouldn’t matter.

“He’s a quiet guy though Paulo, it’s not his responsibility to run up to the referees,” Anasta said.

“They’ve got a bunker now to look at this.

“You can see it there he’s got his arm wrapped, it’s not a coincidence that you can see this try so soft and so easy.

“They got that wrong in my opinion, that’s a wrong call.”

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