Broncos great Corey Parker has torched the NRL bunker after Canberra fullback Bailey Simonsson stayed on the field despite deliberately taking out Dragons winger Cody Ramsey.
Late in the first half, St George Illawarra shifted the ball down their left edge with Ramsey kicking the ball ahead of himself.
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As he gave chase, Simonsson came across and bumped the Red V youngster.
Simonsson tumbled to the ground and while Ramsey didn’t fall over, he was knocked off course.
Then there was a foot race to the tryline with Ramsey’s kick sitting up perfectly for Dragons fullback Tyrell Sloan.
The debutant knocked on, with Ramsey missing the ball and referee Chris Sutton calling for time off to send the decision to the bunker.
“Cody Ramsey is the kicker, all players are onside,” said bunker official Alan Shortall.
“The Dragons knocked on in the in-goal area, we’re looking to see if there was interference earlier in the play.
“Bailey Simonsson has taken out Cody Ramsey, which is a penalty. There are Raiders players in the area so there will be no sin-binning. There is a knock-on in the in-goal area, we have a decision.”
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The Dragons scored on the following set, but Parker was adamant Simonsson should have gone for ten in the bin.
“It’s a professional foul, there’s no doubt if he’s taken out,” Parker said.
“Ramsey has put the ball on the toe and it flirts with the sideline. Simonsson doesn’t have any eyes for the ball whatsoever there.
“He’s made a conscious effort as the ball comes off Sloan so it’s knock-on from the Dragons there.
“I’m perplexed why he’s not gone to the bin. It was a professional foul with intent to run Ramsey off the ball.
“Whether he gets there or not is irrelevant, there was an intent on a tryscoring opportunity.”