I can't quite belive what I am about to say but, Shaun McRae was 100% correct when he said in any other part of the field the ref would have blown up for a knock on and a scrum down. Even if there is no "seperation" of the ball from his arm (which I have grave doubts over having seen the TV angle from the back) then it is apparently now acceptable to put the ball on the ground and roll it over the tryline (as long as there is no seperation).
You've beat me to it BR. Where I watched the game last night, you couldn't hear the commentary so I missed what McRae said, but that was to be my comment on the matter. You can accidentally kick the ball forward at a play the ball, knock it a yard backwards from a high kick, and yet it will almost certainly be deemed a knock on. I can accept benefit of the doubt, if it looks like a try but you can't be 100% certain, but this wasn't even close.
As a sport, we led the way with using technology in situations like this, and then we have some muppet confounding everybody watching by ignoring the evidence available to him.
Maybe it's time to employ three video referees and let them have a mini jury. Granted it may take a few seconds longer, but it's worth trying if it will eradicate farcical decisions like the Roby "try".
For those of you out there still in doubt.....
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