Hall try should have stood, says Hetherington

The debate over whether Ryan Hall’s contentious “try” against Australia should have stood refuses to go away, with Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington revealing he believes the try should have stood.

Hall appeared to have grounded the ball with his finger during the final minute of England’s 16-12 loss to the Kangaroos on Sunday – a result which means they must now beat New Zealand this Saturday.

And Hetherington says that there was enough evidence to suggest the try should have been given, but England must now forget about it as they prepare for their do-or-die showdown with the Kiwis.

“The video ref could have and should have given the try,” Hetherington told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“There was clear evidence the try had been scored.

“You only need to have a fingertip on the ball when it’s grounded and there was all the evidence to award a try, but that is water under the bridge now.”