Blues fans EXPLODE as NSW are denied Junior Paulo’s try by obstruction appeal – after Tariq Sims opened up Queensland’s defense with an excellent run
NSW Blues fans were angry after a try against Junior Paulo with just a minute left in the first half was disallowed due to obstruction.
A brilliant run from second rower Tariq Sims opened up the Queensland defence, before fleet float Paulo was able to get past four Maroons defenders to score.
The play was then reviewed and the bunker disallowed the try after it was confirmed that decoy runner Cameron Murray had stopped in the line preventing Pat Carrigan from making a tackle.
Fans were angry, but even Blues legend Andrew Johns admitted the referees and the bunker made the right call.
Junior Paulo scored for NSW just before half-time but the try was disallowed
NSW captain James Tedesco remonstrates with referee after decision
The try came just a minute after the Maroons scored their first try of the game through Dane Gagai after a deft kick from debutant Selwyn Cobbo.