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Ivan Cleary, no try call, Stephen Crichton, obstruction, Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles


Panthers coach Ivan Cleary was adamant Stephen Crichton was robbed of a strive within the first half resulting from an obstruction that went in opposition to teammate Liam Martin.

Martin was dominated to have impeded Manly defender Kieran Foran on the within, however Cleary believes the misinterpret by the surface participant negated the obstruction on the within.

It was considered one of two no strive calls that went in opposition to the Panthers within the first 10 minutes of their 28-6 Spherical 1 win over Manly.

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Nevertheless, Cleary was extra upset with the Crichton no strive relatively than the controversial name that went in opposition to Jarome Luai within the lead-up to Brian To’o’s no strive.

Cleary was requested if he has an opinion on each rulings submit match in his press convention.

“Sure I did,” Cleary replied when requested if he had an opinion on the 2 selections.

“I don’t know if anybody cares, however I assumed the primary one, I assumed (Brad) Parker that was a misinterpret,” Cleary stated.

“If the surface man misreads it then that nullifies the obstruction.

“The opposite one somebody has obtained to be obstructed I’d have thought and I’ll simply depart it at that.”


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Penrith star Stephen Crichton was denied a strive for obstruction.Supply: FOX SPORTS

On a brighter observe Cleary paid tribute to alternative halfback No.7 Sean O’Sullivan who stuffed in for the injured Nathan Cleary with aplomb.

“I favored our self-discipline and the way we caught to our plans,” Cleary stated of the crew’s efficiency.

“We in all probability missed one minute simply earlier than halftime, however we just about did simply what we wished to.

“I used to be actually blissful for O’Sullivan. He’s a Penrith boy so he needed to depart to go and look elsewhere.

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“He has been in a couple of programs and he’s a footy head and loves the sport and loves studying.

“He got here again right here and he has simply performed every little thing we’ve got requested of him. He educated very well and he performed like he ready.

“I assumed all our skilled guys performed effectively, which permits blokes like that to only do their factor, however I assumed he was excellent proper all through the 80 minutes.

“He battled by way of cramps late which was brave and he nonetheless obtained his job performed.”

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