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Watch: This Incident Illustrates Just How Much Players Respect Referees

The Captain of the Doncaster Knights was extremely respectful of the referee in the Championship play-off.

Although the Championship play-off match between the Doncaster Knights and Bristol had a lot riding on it, Knights Captain, Michael Hills, did not let the occasion get to him, demonstrating calmness under pressure.

With the second half only four minutes old, and the Knights leading 13-11 in the first leg of a tie that would see one team promoted to the Premiership, the referee awarded Bristol a penalty after an aerial collision.

The incident resembled an earlier aerial clash that saw Bristol winger, Tom Varndell, sin binned.

However, after the referee brilliantly explained why Knight’s winger Andy Bulumakau should not be handed a yellow card following his challenge on David Lemi, Hills accepted the decision, simply saying, ‘oh is it’.

The concession of the penalty proved to be the catalyst for Bristol’s second half domination, as they went on to win the first leg 28-13.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.