NRL defends North Queensland Cowboys’ controversial win after escort penalty breaks Wests Tigers hearts

NRL defends North Queensland Cowboys' controversial win after escort penalty breaks Wests Tigers hearts

ABC Sport

The NRL has defended a call to allow North Queensland to challenge a last-minute play and kick their way to a controversial 27-26 win over Wests Tigers.

Down 26-25 with one second left and play re-starting following a Tigers try, North Queensland claimed winger Kyle Feldt was impeded while running after a kick-off as referee Chris Butler blew his whistle after the siren.

Despite no penalty being awarded, Cowboys captain Chad Townsend was able to ask for the play to be reviewed.

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