Asofa-Solomona’s landing and potential second movement, along with the ball being knocked out by Sunia Turuva, raised questions.
Commentators Michael Ennis and Dan Ginnane both expressed skepticism, with Ennis remarking that he didn’t believe Asofa-Solomona had control of the ball. However, the Bunker official ruled it a try, leaving everyone surprised.
The controversial decision sparked criticism from fans and NRL greats, including Cooper Cronk, who believed it should have been disallowed. During halftime, analysis from Greg Alexander further highlighted the dubious nature of the try. Nonetheless, Penrith rallied and secured a well-deserved victory.