SHEFFIELD EAGLES: Mark Aston blast over disallowed ‘tries’

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SHEFFIELD Eagles’ coach Mark Aston has put himself on a collision course with the game’s bosses over refereeing standards.

He claims that the Eagles were denied three tries by poor decisions in the 30-26 defeat at Halifax.

Aston has also questioned why a more experienced official was not put in charge of the high profile game.

“Anyone who watched the game would know that the best team lost – it was spoilt by somebody in the middle of the field,” he said.

Aston has in the past called for referees to be more accountable for their decisions. His latest comments will be scrutinised by the Rugby Football League and he could face sanctions.

The defeat at Halifax was a major blow to the Eagles hopes of finishing in the top two in the Championship. It leaves them in fourth place with three games to play.

Aston’s concerns centre on the ruling out of ‘tries’ by centre Menzie Yere and second row forward Michael Knowles.