Commentators and fans were bamboozled when the NRL’s bunker gifted Newcastle a try at a critical time of the clash with Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.
The Knights held a slender 12-8 lead over the Broncos when in the 46th minute Kalyn Ponga put a grubber behind the defensive line for his backrower Lachlan Fitzgibbon to pounce on.
Fitzgibbon eventually collected and grounded the ball, but not before a calamity that involved his teammate Bradman Best and Brisbane winger Jamayne Isaako.
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The on-field referee sent the decision straight to the video review to check if Fitzgibbon had knocked it on before scoring.
Replays seemed to confirm he had, but the bunker cleared it and moved on.
The bunker then reviewed whether…