It’s easy, and maybe true to say that we just weren’t good enough to win on Sunday, but I’m pretty unhappy that we didn’t get an opportunity either.
There were a number of decisions during the game that together robbed our guys of the opportunity to compete. The following come to mind:
Penalty against Nofa, apparently not held and played the ball. Seen that happen numerous times over the last few years, not once penalised
The clear shoulder charge on Brooks when he took the quick tap, which went unpunished
The Sharks first try which I believe should have been ruled a shepherd
The dis-allowed Tigers try, pulled up as a shepherd but no defender was impeded
There was also the incident where the sharks player touched the ball when he was out, I though it would have only been a Shark’s feed if he touched the ball on the full. Maybe I’m wrong, none of the commentators said anything.
Can never be sure of the outcome had the ref’s made the right calls, but frankly I’m sick of the team not having equal opportunity to win.