'Rough justice' for McNamara

The Bradford coach Steve McNamara was angered by the video referee Richard Silverwood's decision to disallow his side an early try.

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The Bradford coach Steve McNamara was angered by the video referee Richard Silverwood's decision to disallow his side an early try as the Bulls' season came to an end with a 30-14 defeat by Wigan in the opening round of the play-offs on Friday night. The Warriors went through to the semi-finals after overturning an 8-0 deficit with the aid of five tries, but McNamara believed the outcome could have been different had the centre Chris Nero been awarded a 13th minute score. The winger Semi Tadulala palmed the ball back following Paul Deacon's kick for Nero to touch down but video official Silverwood ruled a knock-on.

"It was a disgraceful call, as bad as it gets.I thought we had the worst decision of the season last week at Castleford but that was even worse," said McNamara. "It was clear the ball went back before it bounced forward. How can you get the decision so wrong? "We're disappointed not to progress further. I'm proud of my team. They've had a bit of rough justice, but we've not had much luck all year."

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