New South Wales coach Brad Fitler will seek an answer from the NRL’s referee boss after claiming that some of the violations that were important to the main outcome were missed for Queensland’s advantage.
Fitler was dirty that Queensland was able to get his way without any consequences and after the Blues’ 16-10 loss suggested that he would present a list of problems to Jared Maxwell.
The Blues adviser made it clear that he was upset with referee Ashley Klein, who conducted his first State of Origin match after three games in the 2019 series on Wednesday night.
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Fitler was not the only exception in Queensland wrestling, the two maroons tried.
Daly Cherry-Evans made an attempt in the 49th minute despite NSW prop junior Paolo being stuck in the scrum, five minutes later Valentine Holmes scored a four-pointer behind the controversial Cullen Ponga pass.
After the match, Fitler said, “I think the Slow Rocks game is a lot of hard work. I think they did a good job. They got tough and didn’t want to give Ashley a penalty,” Fitler said after the match. Press conference.
“I think with 17 minutes left we got a penalty – that was the first penalty.
“They did a great job. They worked hard there and they definitely won the rock.
“We should have done better. We should have kept them longer. Easier.
“It will be interesting,” said the referee.
“I thought Junior Paolo would also be stuck in the scrum. (Referees’ boss) Jared (Maxwell) with (Ponga) going ahead with the ball and talking about Junior Paolo One would also be interesting.
“But at the end of the day I don’t know if it made a difference in the game.”
NSW captain James Tedesco was also disappointed with the pace, but he did not blame the referee.
The blues fullback Cameron Munster, Harry Grant and Deli Cherry-Evans pointed out the dangerous work around the rock and he indicated that the NSW had crashed in that area.
“They played the way we wanted to play … Munster and Grant were pushing hard, and Cherry-Evans … they were playing behind it.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“It’s hard to say … there were no fines so they probably detained us for those extra seconds, and didn’t let us go free and play with the freedom we wanted. We didn’t have much. . “
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