‘As Close As It Gets!’: Our Call Of The Bunker’s Controversial Decision To Deny Lindsay Collins

Anthony Maroon and NRL legends Ryan Girdler and James Graham lead an epic call of the Sharks’ Round 7 win against the Roosters, including the controversial moment the bunker denied Roosters forward Lindsay Collins the match-winning try.


Controversy struck Cronulla’s tough win in the wet on Friday night, with Roosters coach Trent Robinson left fuming at referee Grant Atkins, who ruled that Collins’ effort fell short of the line before the bunker backed the decision after a review.

“I think they missed it, to be honest. I feel like the way that Lindsay lunged late and then got there, they got surprised by it and so therefore the bunker needed to look at that,” Robinson told reporters after the match.

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“It was pretty clear from the angles that I saw that the ball was on the line.”

A try would’ve levelled the match at 16 apiece with a conversion to take the lead in the dying stages.

It was a moment that also divided the Triple M commentary team, with Graham left scratching his head at the decision to deny Collins the try.

“You don’t think that ball is on the line there?” Graham said in commentary for Triple M.

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