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Arthur hits out at NRL ruling in Eels loss

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

SYDNEY - Furious Parramatta coach Brad Arthur slammed the NRL's rulemakers after his side went down to an 18-16 defeat to Canterbury in controversial circumstances on Friday night.

A gripping contest ended in farcical scenes when a Chris Sandow try, two minutes from time, was chalked off after an 11-year-old ballboy threw the ball straight to Eels winger Vai Toutai for a quick restart instead of putting the ball on the sideline.

The incident occurred after Sandow had found touch from a 40-20 kick and Toutai then passed to the halfback from sideline after being handed the ball by the youngster .

Although the decision was, strictly speaking, correct, Arthur said it was wrong that such a big moment in the game should be decided by a ruling he claimed was flawed.

"I don't know how many times I've seen players running down and getting the ballboy to throw it in and it's play-on," Arthur said.








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