Unfortunately, we are here yet again talking about an official’s performance and the effect they have on results.
And the end result was seeing Paul Sykes sent off for dissent.
I won’t condone ill-discipline, but frustration clearly got the better of him.
Obviously, he was aware in the last few seconds of the game the clock had been stopped and we would have had another play.
We could have gone for a drop goal from the base of the scrum, but the hooter sounded and the referee blew for time.
I don’t want to make excuses but what happened out there wasn’t right.
And I am keen to make it clear I’m not trying to hide behind excuses, because we were as dumb as we’ve ever played out there.
We should have put the game to bed in the first half.
“Not to get the two points is a bitter blow but we will bounce back.”