Watch: Harlequins Left Fuming After Having Clear And Obvious Try Ruled Out

Marland Yarde clearly touched the ball down.

Edinburgh seem to have dispensed with the boring tag since Alan Solomons departure from the club late last month.

Under the South African, the Scottish side played a fairly predicable brand of rugby that saw little invention or initiative been shown.

However since Duncan Hodge took charge, Edinburgh have thrown off the shackles and look to take teams on with a swashbuckling style of play.

Hodge’s philosophy was there for all to see when Harlequins visited Murrayfield on Saturday. In an end-to-end game that saw the teams share 71 points, Edinburgh just about claimed a remarkable 36-35 victory.

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However, the result could have very easily have gone the way of the Premiership side, after England winger Marland Yarde had a try ruled out despite making contact with the whitewash.

To his credit, Edinburgh’s Rory Sutherland did his best to keep Yarde from touching the ball down, but replays showed the Harlequins player did in fact score.

Or so we thought. After consulting with the TMO, controversial french referee Romain Poite ruled out the score.

Although Quins scored from the next phase in play, their supporters were not at all impressed by the level of officiating.

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