Don't banish the bunker, Tigers tell NRL

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Jackson Hastings admits his Wests Tigers teammates are still stinging from their last-gasp loss to North Queensland, but doesn't want the NRL to scale back on video technology.

The Cowboys were able to challenge an escort ruling on the last play of Sunday's game, with Valentine Holmes kicking them to a 27-26 victory with a penalty goal.

The NRL has argued that the Cowboys had a right to challenge the last play but that the decision of bunker referee Ashley Klein to award an escort penalty wasn't sufficient.

There have been calls for the bunker to only be used on try or no-try decisions and there have even been suggestions that the captain's challenge should be scrapped.

Hastings, who spent the last four years of his career in the Super League where video technology is not used in every game, said that he felt a video referee was beneficial in ensuring that the right calls were being made more often than not.

"I think the technology has been great," he told AAP.

"I heard a bit of what (NRL head of football) Graham Annelsey said but the correct call outweighs the incorrect call.

"We certainly need technology and I feel like it's good for the game. Maybe they could have a look at when it can and can't be used.

"I am just a player and don't want to get into any debates. As a kid you're taught to play to the whistle and everything else is out of my control."

The Tigers have flagged a possible legal challenge to overturn the Cowboys' victory and have voiced their displeasure with the officiating.

Hastings said he and his Tigers teammates have turned their focus to Saturday's game away to Brisbane, even if they were still in disbelief.

"It stings not having the two points and all the stuff in and around it (like the club challenging the result), it's nothing to do with us players," he said.

"We are human beings and it does hurt and it will hurt for a while.

"I've given up trying to think about the rules and everything that went wrong.

"It was hard to cop because of how hard we'd worked for Jimmy Tamou's 300th game.

"I'm hurting for him and our fans who have stuck solid by us but we're looking forward to a tough test against Brisbane."

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