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Storm pleads for blunders to stop

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CANBERRA - Three controversial match defining refereeing decisions in as many games has left Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy pleading with the NRL to make the blunders to stop.

The tipping point came on Sunday afternoon in his side's 24-22 loss to the Raiders in Canberra, just minutes before a last-gasp match winner to forward Paul Vaughan.

Up 22-18 in the 71st minute, the Storm all but had things wrapped up when winger Sisa Waqa appeared to cross for his second try out wide. However, the on-field referee, with assistance from the touch judge, ruled that he bounced short of the line after a brilliant tackle from Jarrod Croker — and there wasn't enough evidence for the video referee to overturn the decision.

"I thought it was (on the line). It's just confusing," Bellamy said.

The ruling came just six days after an officiating blunder gifted the Storm a miraculous win over St George Illawarra.





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