Newcastle Knights coach Adam O’Brien could hardly contain his emotions when forward Leo Thompson botched a regulation try during Friday evening’s clash with the Canterbury Bulldogs in Brisbane.
Magic Round got underway with an underwhelming contest between the two struggling clubs, with the second half riddled with unforced errors and sloppy knock-ons — partly due to the wet conditions at Suncorp Stadium.
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But O’Brien’s frustration boiled over in the second half, storming out of the viewing box following an agonising missed try in the 62nd minute.
The Knights were leading 10-6 when halfback Phoenix Crossland retrieved the footy from the back of a ruck 10 metres out and sprinted towards a gap in defence.
Bulldogs fullback Matt Dufty tackled the 21-year-old, who…