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Should Either Of These Tries Been Awarded?

The game between Munster and the Scarlets saw two controversial tries being awarded.

Last Friday night saw the Scarlets overcome Munster 25-22 in a tight contest. Although Munster led for the majority of the game, Steve Shingler’s injury time penalty saw the Scarlets claim a win in the top of the table clash.

However it was the performance of the referee, Gary Conway, that was the major talking point after the game. Not only did Conway send Tom Williams to the bin for a high tackle, but he also missed a punch thrown by Munster second row Mark Chisholm during the following phase.

Nonetheless it was the decision of Conway and the TMO to award tries for these questionable touchdowns that drew much criticism.

The first was scored by Andrew Conway, who kicked a lose pass down field before appearing to get little downward pressure on the ball as he touched down.

A similar result occurred when Tom Williams touched down after a mix up in the Munster defence. However like Conway, the amount of downward pressure Williams placed on the ball was questionable.

Tell us what you think.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

Author: The PA Team

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