Abram claims video proves referee's error

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The Leigh coach, Darren Abram, believes he has been proved right in his claim that a referee's error cost his side their second Super League win of the season on Sunday. Abram claimed that Steve Ganson's decision that a Paul Rowley kick went straight into touch allowed Hull the possession with which they salvaged a 22-22 draw.

The Leigh coach, Darren Abram, believes he has been proved right in his claim that a referee's error cost his side their second Super League win of the season on Sunday. Abram claimed that Steve Ganson's decision that a Paul Rowley kick went straight into touch allowed Hull the possession with which they salvaged a 22-22 draw.

"I've looked at the tape and it bounced three foot inside the field," he said yesterday after bringing the matter to the attention of the Rugby League's match officials director, Stuart Cummings. "He will admit that it was a wrong decision but won't say that it cost us the game. They're not going to play the game again or give us the points."

Despite being deprived of a victory that would have lifted them off the foot of the table, Abram described Leigh's performance as "very encouraging - especially with the team we had out." He has asked his board for permission to bring in two Super League forwards on loan and expects his signing from St Helens, Dom Feaunati, to make his debut against Wakefield a week on Saturday.

The Great Britain forward, Adrian Morley, will not have to serve a suspension, despite being sent off playing for his Australian club, the Sydney Roosters, at the weekend. Morley has been told that he has no case to answer over the alleged high tackle for which he was dismissed against Canterbury.

Morley's latest disciplinary problem had heightened speculation in Australia that the Roosters could be ready to release him at the end of the season - something that would cause intense interest at Wigan and at his previous club, Leeds.

The former Leeds stand-off, Ben Walker, has signed for South Sydney for the rest of the season.

New Zealand have named three new caps in their side to play Australia in Brisbane on Friday. They are the NZ Warriors' Jerome Ropati at full-back, the Wests-Tigers stand-off, Benji Marshall, and the second-rower from Penrith, Frank Pritchard.

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