'Robbed': NSW fans fume over 'disgraceful' State of Origin controversy

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
Corey Allan takes out Josh Addo-Carr (pictured) left), and shoulder charging him (pictured right).
Corey Allan takes out Josh Addo-Carr (pictured), which led to a sin-bin and a penalty. (Images: Channel Nine)

NSW fans are fuming after the Blues lost a Bunker decision for a penalty try in the dying minutes of a frantic end to the State of Origin decider.

Queensland won a classic State of Origin match and clinched the series at Suncorp after a 20-14 win.

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But with just a few minutes left, winger Josh Addo-Carr was taken out as he ran in on goal.

In the 76th minute, Addo-Carr ran onto a grubber and kicked it past fullback Corey Allan.

But Allan changed direction and shouldered Addo-Carr 10m out from try line and took him out of play.

The decision was sent to the bunker to decide if it was a penalty try.

But the bunker deemed Addo-Carr was too far from goal to be certain he would have scored.

Cameron Munster was also bearing down on the winger.

Despite ruling it wasn’t a penalty try, Allan - on his State of Origin debut - was sent to the sin-bin.

NSW took the two points but with four minutes to go, were unable to score and level the match.

But fans raged over the decision and many called it a penalty try.

Queensland win State of Origin thriller

Harry Grant has announced himself as Queensland's next big thing after leading the hosts to a dramatic State of Origin series win in Brisbane.

The Maroons defended with a man down in the final three minutes to win a brutal decider 20-14 at a near-capacity Suncorp Stadium, Grant changing the game after being brought on early in the first half.

Grant lunged for the line and scored for a 20-6 lead with 15 minutes to play, Queensland holding off the Blues' late surge to win an eighth decider from the last nine contested.

A Daniel Tupou try and NSW penalty goal made it a six-point game inside the final 10 minutes, with Valentine Holmes twice fumbling chances to seal the result either side of that in a chaotic finish.

The Maroons defending tenaciously with a man down for two sets - and surviving a last-ditch captain's challenge - to clinch a dramatic victory.

Hooker Grant, 22, was one of a staggering 14 debutants - including four in the decider - used by coach Wayne Bennett in a series in which Queensland were rated long odds to challenge a star-studded New South Wales outfit gunning for a third-straight triumph.

The youngster's debut performance echoed that of No.6 Cameron Munster's series-winning debut three years ago and it was fitting the five-eighth kick-started Queensland's charge with a brilliant first-half try assist.

Munster kicked and regathered before repeating the dose while in mid-air as he gathered again, then chipped across field for another debutant, Edrick Lee, to score before half time for a 12-6 lead.

Holmes had scored first in the corner before James Tedesco planted the ball at the feet of a lost Daly Cherry-Evans in reply after debutant fullback Allan spilled a simple short kick.

Blues captain Tedesco's night did not last much longer, after he slid headfirst into Josh Papalii's knee and was replaced at the back by Clint Gutherson.

Dally M and RLPA rookie of the year Grant's inclusion then swung the game in Queensland's favour, the hosts peppering the Blues tryline early in the second half before settling for a penalty.

He scored the decisive try on 63 minutes, darting through a gap and planting the corner of the ball on the faintest edge of the tryline.

Blues playmaker Cody Walker ended a quiet night being stretchered off with a concussion, while Nathan Cleary's best efforts went unrewarded as Bennett clinched an eighth Origin series victory.

with AAP