If you watch it without blinkers on, Gaskell clearly has a quick look for where Mellor is, subtly changes his direction and then shoulders into him. It's easy to say that Mellor makes a meal of it but he's running at full pelt and is knocked off balance. If you watch again at full speed he's knocked over and get's straight up.
If the try had been given, then you are changing the rules to say you are allowed an amount of blocking in RL as long as it is minimal. This creates another grey area in the game, how much contact is an acceptable amount? If Gaskell had concentrated on his own player instead of Mellor, the try would have been given.
I have NOT seen the incident on the television.It must have been a very subtle change in direction by Gaskell because I did not see it and if he had,in my opinion,stopped or altered direction at the speed he was travelling he could possibly have done one or both his knees.
It did remind me that Hanbury fell to the floor in the first half,perhaps in the hope of 'winning' a penalty and there was the body language of the Widnes players appearing to celebrate a score when it was later decided by the VR that Liam Foran had made a try saving tackle getting his body beneath the ball.It all left a very sour taste.
We have to agree to disagree.